Olympique Nimes forward Anthony Koura is looking for a new club, after his contract expired at the Ligue 2 side this summer, and he has no intention of signing a new deal.

Ligue 1 giants Marseille have initiated negotiations for Koura, and have reportedly offered him a three-year contract, but no further progress has been made yet. For Marseille, the chance of a free transfer is important, given their financial difficulties, but the club wouldn’t pay high wages… at least relative to England.

French newspaper L’Equipe claims on Thursday that Koura also has offers from Pescara and Championship side Reading.

L’Equipe haven’t mentioned why talks with Marseille have stopped, and it remains to be seen if Reading can benefit from that. If the issue is about money then reading would likely be able to offer more, despite Marseille being a grand old club of European football.

Koura has also rejected a proposal from Metz, and it seems he has options on his table, so can push for more.

The 23-year-old scored 9 goals in 27 appearances last season, and is primarily a centre forward, but can also play on the wings.