The two clubs, according to French online news outlet Foot Mercato are in talks with Boavista to take the defender on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Nantes, according to the website , are favourite to sign the versatile defender following his previous association with the club.
The 24-year-old spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Nantes from FC Porto scoring once in 22 league appearances.
Awaziem joined Boavista on a permanently deal from Porto this summer following a successful loan spell last season.
He has already been capped 22 times by Nigeria and has scored a goal.