Nice keen on Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu

Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere says he would keen to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.

Italy international Sirigu was demoted to third choice between the sticks for the French champions this summer after Alphonse Areola returned from his loan spell with Villarreal.

Instead of waiting for an unlikely chance to usurp both Areola and Kevin Trapp, Sirigu opted for a loan move to Sevilla, but that switch has not worked out so far and the former Palermo man has spent most of his time on the bench.

Speaking to TuttoMercatoWeb, Rivere said Nice "like Sirigu" but that his club have not yet "discussed the practicality" of a transfer with PSG.

"Our attention is completely focused on Ligue 1 and the club's upcoming encounters," he added. "After that, we will see..."

Sirigu, 29, has been a PSG player since 2011 and has won 13 trophies since his arrival at Parc des Princes. He was also voted Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year and part of the Ligue 1 Team of the Year for two years between 2012 and 2014.

If Sirigu wants to retain any hope of succeeding Gianluigi Buffon as starting goalkeeper for Italy, he needs regular first-team football.

Nice already have the talented Yoan Cardinale established as their starter under Lucien Favre, with Mouez Hassen and Simon Pouplin as backup options.