Newcastle and Watford are both keen on Angers forward Nicolas Pepe.
The Ivorian, who mainly plays on the right, turned 22 last month and impressed for Ligue 1 newcomers Angers in his first top-flight campaign last season.
Angers finished in mid-table on their return to France's elite, also reaching the French Cup final where they fell to Paris Saint-Germain.
And Pepe, a young tyro who showed in flashes just how devastating he can be, caught the eye of the conveyor belt of scouts travelling through Maine-et-Loire and broke into the Ivory Coast squad.
The French club are not currently playing ball on a fee and are determined to keep the exciting wideman but sources close to the deal suggest a bid of £15m would be enough to convince them to part with the 22 year-old.Reuse content