Nice are desperate to shift striker Mario Balotelli before this month’s transfer window closes.
The 27-year-old was left out of new boss Patrick Vieira’s first squad for the 1-0 home defeat against newly-promoted Reims on Saturday, amid reports of a return to Serie A.
Napoli, in recent times, have been linked with his services while Arsenal legend Vieira declared Nice will “try to do whatever is possible” to help Balotelli through the exit door.
The controversial forward is out of contract in the summer of 2019 and the French club are keen to make some money on him.
Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard is expected to be allowed to leave the club on loan, with a move to the English Championship a possibility.
According to The Mirror, the 19-year-old attacker, who signed for Los Blancos back in January 2015 but has gone on to make only one first-team appearance since, could be set for a season-long loan switch.
A move of such nature would be familiar for the Norwegian, who has spent the past two campaigns at Dutch outfit SC Heerenveen on a temporary basis.
Reportedly, Odegaard still has a huge future with the Spanish giants but they want his development to continue in the second-tier of English football.
Los Blancos have long since been linked with the 27-year-old Belgian, who himself has not been shy in the past in revealing his desire to play for the Santiago Bernabeu club one day.
And he could yet get his wish should the Whites come up £200 million (Dh938m) offer for Hazard this month, which would make him the second-most expensive player ever behind Neymar.
Despite that large sum, the Blues and new boss Maurizio Sarri has previously stated that his No10 is going nowhere.
The ball is now in Madrid’s court and it will be intriguing to see how they play their cards.