Manchester City's owners are in 'advanced discussions' to take over Ligue 2 side Nancy.
City Football Group are looking to strengthen their influence by purchasing the French side and have been in negotiations for months.
According to France Football, the Abu Dhabi-backed sovereign fund and club are in 'advanced discussions' and have a strategy in place.
City Football Group co-founder Khaldoon Al Mubarek has been in talks to take over Nancy
They would keep club president Jacques Rousselot at the helm for the next two seasons to maintain continuity.