Sunderland will reportedly have to fight off Monaco, Torino and Spartak Moscow for his signature.
The Black Cats are expected to be busy in this summer transfer window, with Sam Allardyce keen to reshape the squad and avoid a relegation battle again next season.
He has already admitted his desire to add a striker to his squad, and an offer for West Ham United forward Diafra Sakho has already reportedly been tabled.
While that area of the team is a priority, the Sunderland boss will also look to add to other areas of the team and the midfield could be one of them.
That has led to an interest in Lorient midfielder Didier Ndong, with L’Equipe saying that Sunderland are keeping track of his circumstances this summer.
They are not the only ones interested in his services though, with Monaco, Torino and Spartak Moscow all eyeing a move also.
Torino have already seen a €5million bid rejected, while the report from L’Equipe states that the Russian side are willing to pay as much as €10million (around £6million) to sign him this summer.