Get French Football News is in a position to confirm reports from our colleagues at France Football, that St Étienne are close to reaching a pre-contract agreement with RC Lens defender Ludovic Baal.
The 28 year old left-back’s contract expires at the end of the season, and has provisionally reached a three year contract agreement with Les Verts according to sources at St Étienne contacted by Get French Football News this afternoon.
A deal is not confirmed however, because St Étienne are looking at two other left-backs at the same time and will not commit to a deal for Baal at the time of writing.
Baal, should he join the club, will replace Franck Tabanou, who remains in talks with Premier League side Swansea.
St Étienne have also already secured a pre-contract agreement with Rennes’ Vincent Pajot, an exclusive that Get French Football News revealed in February 2015.