Les Violets report that 27-year-old Japanese central defender Gen Shoji is on the verge of returning to his homeland after a tricky spell with Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
Shoji joined Les Violets in January 2019. but appears to be set to make a return to Japan, whose winter transfer market closes on 27th March.
A representative for Gamba Osaka told local press that a deal appears imminent: “We are close to finding an agreement. Toulouse have dropped their demands.”
Shoji, who has been injured since the beginning of the season, wants to return to Japan.