According to L’Equipe in France, Cardiff City are close to signing Adrien Tameze from OGC Nice for a fee of around €9m.

The 24-year-old had been previously linked with the Bluebirds a couple of weeks ago, said to be ahead of Watford in the race to acquire his services, having formulated an offer of around €8.5m.

 The story then went a bit quiet, but the aforementioned French newspaper are now reporting the Nice football could sign ‘in the coming hours’, as Cardiff appear to have ‘found the arguments to seduce him and convince him’ to move to Wales.

On top of Tameze, Cardiff are also interested in right-back Almamy Touré, who has fallen out of favour at Monaco in recent times, as Thierry Henry appears to prefer both Djibril Sidibé and Benjamin Henrichs in the role.

There’s no mention of talks, but if he isn’t being used, and the principality club’s manager doesn’t see a future for him at the Ligue 1 club, then it shouldn’t be too hard to get something going.