Nice goalkeeper Joris Delle ruptured knee ligaments during training on Friday and will be out for several months, the Cote d`Azur club have announced.
The 24-year-old, is looking to replace former number one David Ospina of Colombia, who is on his way to Arsenal and a new chapter in his career in the Premier League.
Delle, who was loaned out to Belgian side Cercle Bruges last season, is in competition with Mouez Hassen for the first team spot in the upcoming Ligue 1 season, but will miss out on the team`s pre-season trip to England.
Nice coach Claude Puel immediately denied the club would recruit another goalkeeper despite the Delle setback.
"I have two very good goalkeepers for backup, and we won`t be recruiting another goalkeeper," assured Puel.