Tottenham midfielder Georges-Kévin Nkoudou is being lined up for a return to Ligue 1.
L'Equipe says there's confidence inside St Etienne that a loan deal can be done for the winger.
Nkoudou spent part of last season on-loan at Burnley and is battling to be registered for Tottenham's Premier League squad this season.
ASSE coach Jean-Louis Gasset is a fan of Nkoudou and is convinced he can help him return to his best.
Gasset also has a good relationship with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and has told club chiefs a deal is there to be done.