The number of English Premier League interested in signing in-form Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris has increased.
Scouts and representatives of five clubs were in France to watch him in the Ligue 1 last week.
Newcastle, Hull City, West Bromwich Albion and newly-promoted Leicester City were in the stands as the on-loan Valenciennes striker scored in their 2-1 home defeat to Lyon.
Last month, Everton manager Roberto Martinez sent an emissary to watch him on a night he scored a brace.
The 22-year-old who moved to the Ligue 1 in January on a loan move, has scored nine goals in 12 appearances.
Waris is owned by Spartak Moscow and he is contracted to the Russian Premier League side until June 2017.