Le Télégramme report that Ligue 1 side Brest have been turned down by Lille in a surprise move to sign 20-year-old United States international Timothy Weah on loan until the end of the season.
Olivier Dall’Oglio’s side, who have already bolstered themselves with the loan of Jean Lucas from Lyon, are looking for a potential opportunity in attack in the final days of the window.
In the meantime, 28-year-old midfielder Cristian Battocchio has been told that he can leave the club this month, with his contract expiring in June, after asking to be able to exit. He had an approach from Panathinaïkos in summer, but they never contacted the Ligue 1 club for the player. 27-year-old attacker Ferris N’Goma has also been told that he can leave.