Crystal Palace have made an enquiry about Stade de Reims left-back Hassane Kamara.
Arch-rivals Brighton have had a bid rejected by the French club, according to Foot Mercato.
Kamara, 25, has played 13 times for the Ligue 1 side who sit in 10th place and has impressed a number of suitors.
The report suggests that Stade de Reims may decide to let their defender go if the price is right.
Palace’s first-choice left-back Patrick van Aanholt is currently injured, along with back-up Jeffrey Schlupp, leaving the Eagles desperately short in that position.
Another reported target, Fabio Borini, has joined Serie A side Hellas Verona on a six-month deal from AC Milan.
The Eagles could decide to send misfit forward Christian Benteke on loan for the rest of the season, says the Daily Mail.