Nice are looking to convince Mauricio Pochettino to replace Lucien Favre as their manager, ESPN reports.
Favre, 64, is under immense pressure after a poor start to the season.
Nice have won just two of their opening eight games.
Owner of the Ligue 1 side, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is considering sacking the Swiss manager and replacing him with Pochettino.
However, it is unlikely Pochettino, 50, would prioritise a move back to France.
The former Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur manager is more keen on a return to the Premier League.
Pochettino was sacked by PSG in July after 18 months at the club in which he guided them to the Ligue 1 title but failed to take them past the semifinals of the Champions League.