Emmanuel Adebayor is on the verge of embarking on the next leg of his itinerant career with Lyon.
The former Arsenal striker has been without a club since he was released by Crystal Palace in the summer.
Adebayor signed a short-term deal at Selhurst Park in January but was allowed to leave after scoring one goal in 15 appearances for the south London club.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says they are close to signing “an experienced and ambitious” attacker, while Adebayor is flying to France with a view to signing.
A move to Ligue 1 would represent a return for Adebayor to the country where he began his professional career with Metz.
The 32-year-old first came to England when he left Monaco for Arsenal in 2006. Adebayor played 142 games for the Emirates Stadium club, scoring 62 goals – a return that persuaded Manchester City to shell out £25million for his services in 2009.