The club have made a bid for highly rated Nice left-back Timothee Kolodziejczak, or Kolo as he is known.
The 22 year old, who has been longly admired by Manchester United and Southampton, is set to leave Nice this summer, and it is widely tipped he’ll be heading to the Premier League.
The club are very much in the market for a new left-back, and with Kolo at only 22 years of age, and regarded in France as one of the best young defenders, this could prove to be a shroud bit of business by Sam Allardyce.
Meanwhile the club have been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Julian Schieber. The fact he did not manage a single goal last season though, despite making 12 appearances, means this news is unlikely to excite many fans.