Nantes & Nice both considering moves for Hatem Ben Arfa

L’Équipe report that Ligue 1 duo Nantes & OGC Nice continue to consider making an offer to 32-year-old free agent and French attacking midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa.

HBA was recently sighted leaving the offices of Nantes owner Waldemar Kita in Paris. For the current 2nd placed side in Ligue 1, Ben Arfa would be a real coup.

However, Les Canaris are not alone in trying to tempt Ben Arfa, OGC Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivère confirmed in an interview with RMC that the struggling Les Aiglons are interested in bringing back the player.

Ben Arfa, who is currently training twice a day in the French capital with a fitness coach, is open to hearing proposals from both clubs. At Nice, it remains to be seen whether or not all the key decision-makers, including Patrick Vieira, would be on board with a potential Ben Arfa return, which is why Les Aiglons are yet to make the Frenchman a formal proposal.

At Nantes however, everyone including manager Christian Gourcuff is on board with the idea of signing the ex-Rennes man. Ben Arfa left SRFC last June and scored 7 goals and provided 2 assists in 26 league matches last season.

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