Skysports.com understands that Aruna Dindane has turned down a move to Monaco in the hope of securing a transfer to England.
The Lens striker has been at the centre of transfer speculation of the summer, but a possible move to the Stade Louis II has now been ruled out.
Hull City, Stoke and Blackburn Rovers are among the Premier League clubs interested in signing the 28-year-old Ivorian.
Tigers manager Phil Brown is expected to unveil the signings of Stephen Hunt and Kamel Ghilas on Thursday but is still looking to strengthen his squad before the end of the transfer window.
Blackburn will be hoping to find a replacement for summer departure Roque Santa Cruz while the Potters also want to bolster their attack.
Dindane, who has previously stated that it is his dream to play in the Premier League, says he will let his current club decide on any future offers.
"I do not want to go to Monaco. I have told Lens and it is up to them to resolve my situation," he told skysports.com.