Belgium international Luigi Pieroni has says that he is waiting on a call from Middlesbrough.
Pieroni, famous in France for his heading ability, looks set to leave Les Canaris following their relegation from Ligue 1 and is optimistic of making the switch to the Premier League.
"I am aware of the fact that Middlesbrough are interested in me," Pieroni told setanta.com.
"I am on stand-by for the moment, waiting for a final answer. I have to say that I love the English league and Boro are a very good team.
"Yes, my headers could be an asset there. They [Premier League clubs] play offensive football. The matches are passionate and spectacular. They are also very physical.
"I am waiting for a phone call from my agent in the next one or two days."
When asked if he was willing to undergo a trial, Pieroni said he would prefer to make a permanent switch off the bat.
"We haven't talked about a trial period," said Pieroni.
"Blackburn also approached me, but they have signed Santa Cruz so they don't need another striker," he added.
"The Strasbourg option is also ruled out."