According to L'Equipe Sunderland's Wahbi Khazri is set to leave the Stadium of Light in the coming days, with Ligue 1 his destination.
However, the exact destination of the Tunisian is yet to be decided, with Khazri having the option of joining Toulouse or Rennes.
The attacking midfielder is reportedly in advanced discussions with Rennes, however there is a suggestion that he could also fly to Toulouse to push through a move there.
Rennes also confirmed on Tuesday night that they were confident that a loan deal could be struck, with most of the salary being paid by the French club.
However, Toulouse are also thought to be heavily interested in Khazri with the 26-year-old still undecided on his final destination.
Reports also claim that several members of Khazri's entourage and family would prefer a move to Toulouse.
In terms of last season Toulouse finished 13th in Ligue 1, while Rennes finished 9th, so if Khazri wanted to move to the stronger club Rennes would maybe be the better option.
Any move would see Khazri return to Ligue 1, where he has played most of his career.
The Tunisian joined Sunderland for £10.5m from Bordeux in January 2016, but failed to make an impact in the Premier League. He scored once in 21 league appearances and eventually saw his side relegated last season.
Before then Khazri had scored over five goals in the past three seasons in France, while also providing many more assists. Such that he will hope a move back to France will help him re-find that form before the World Cup.
Khazri was one of three players called out by Darren Gibson at Sunderland for not caring about the club, such that he is surplus to requirements at the Stadium of Light and will be moved on before the end of the window.