Athletic Club Bilbao are working hard on a deal to bring out-of-work Coach Thomas Tuchel to the club in summer, according to reports in Spain.
The German was dismissed from his role as Borussia Dortmund boss earlier this campaign and has been linked with a series of leading European clubs.
Reports in Germany state that Bayern Munich had targeted him as their number one choice to replace Jupp Heynckes in summer, but he informed them he had an agreement elsewhere.
English media outlets had stated he had an agreement with Arsenal to step in for Arsene Wenger at the end of the season, but his representatives have rejected such reports.
Reputable Bilbao-based journalist Nik Cuenca now reports Athletic Club are intent on bringing the 44-year-old to the club, following previous reports this month in Diario AS.
Current incumbent Jose Angel Ziganda looks set to leave San Mames in the summer with Leganes Coach Asier Garitano also linked to the role.