Cardiff City are currently still targeting a bargain for Monaco defender Almamy Toure ahead of the 31 January transfer deadline.
Toure, 2-2, may be provided for a switch with an right back to the Premier League club having struggled for game season in Ligue 1 season.
The Monaco childhood product, from Mali, was part of this side that won the French name in 2017 and has been valued in £8m.
Cardiff director Neil Warnock was keen on adding full back options.
The Bluebirds boss missed on the Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool and a move for Fine midfielder Adrien Tameze additionally dropped through during this window.
But after watching his negative lose at Arsenal,” Warnock said he was focusing on defensive options before January business closes on Thursday.
Warnock has ruled out seeking a striker in the wake of the disappearance of Emiliano Sala.
The Argentine forwards became the club’s record signing after having a £15-M agreement with Nantes before the plane he was traveling with pilot David Ibbotson vanished over the English Channel on Monday, 21 January.