Toulon have allegedly begun negotiations with Leicester Tigers over a transfer fee for Italian international prop Martin Castrogiovanni.
A long-term target for the French side, representatives from Leicester are scheduled to meet with Toulon millionaire owner Mourad Boudjellal on Thursday according to L'Equipe.
Toulon will have to pay a transfer fee for Castrogiovanni given that he is under contract with the Tigers for at least another season.
"Castro" has become a cult figure both at Leicester and throughout the Premiership since his arrival in 2006, having won three Premiership titles with the Tigers and gone on to win 82 caps for Italy.
If the transfer goes through, Castrogiovanni will find himself competing with former All Black Carl Hayman for the tighthead spot, raising speculation that Georgian prop Davit Kubriashvili will leave at the end of the season.