20 Minutes report that talks are now at an extremely advanced stage between Nantes and Lille over the loan signing of 24-year-old defender Edgar Ié until the end of the season to Les Canaris.
It is not believed that there will be an option to buy included in the deal for the Portuguese defender, who prefers playing centrally but can play wider.
On top of that, another centre back is potentially in the offing. Nantes have not given up on signing 26-year-old Frenchman Simon Falette from Eintracht Frankfurt before the deadline, with the player keen on the move. A deal hinges on the high-flying Bundesliga side signing a replacement.