Nice are hoping they can convince Mauricio Pochettino to replace Lucien Favre as manager of the Ligue 1 club, sources have told ESPN.

Favre, 64, is under huge pressure after a disappointing start to the campaign in which Nice have won just two of their opening eight games.

Sources have said Nice owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the richest man in the UK, is considering sacking the Swiss manager and that Pochettino is the first-choice candidate to replace him.

Sources added the French club are prepared to meet Pochettino's financial demands.