As reported by our colleagues at Soccer Link, Ligue 1 newly promoted side Brest lead Celtic in the race to sign Romain Perraud, the left-sided player, from OGC Nice.
Brest have made a third offer for the Frenchman in recent hours after seeing bids worth €1m and €1.7m turned down for the player that so impressed on loan with Paris FC last season.
Brest representative Gregory Lorenzi recently travelled to Nice in an attempt to unblock fee negotiations with the fellow French top flight side.
Perraud has already agreed personal terms with SB29 and an agreement over a fee remains eminently possible in the coming days.
However, Nice have so far been very reticent to sell the player, with the take over by Sir Jim Ratcliffe somewhat suspending all transfer activity.
The Scottish champions are admittedly disposed to offer a bigger fee than Brest to land the Frenchman.