Nice striker Loic Remy has held transfer talks with Stoke City as he closes in on a move to the Premier League.
Remy, who has been hailed as the new Thierry Henry, flew into England on Thursday to begin negotiations with the Potters and is also expected to hold talks with Liverpool and West Ham United.
But Stoke are in the driving seat and have agreed a fee of around £10 million for the 23-year-old Frenchman, who scored 15 goals in 33 appearances last season, with Rennes also interested.
Nice general manager Patrick Governatori told L'Equipe: "If the Liverpool trail has been abandoned and the West Ham one has clearly got colder, Stoke should get into position. And Rennes are still remaining."
Remy was filmed by a TV news crew signing shirts for Stoke City fans at the Britannia Stadium on Thursday afternoon but the striker, flanked by his agent, said no deal had yet been completed.
Having established Stoke in the Premier League, manager Tony Pulis is looking to move the club forward and the capture of Remy would be a step in the right direction.
Stoke chairman Peter Coates and coach Mark O'Connor watched Remy, who has been named in the French squad for next week's game against Norway, playing for Nice in a friendly last week.