The plane carrying Emiliano Sala has reportedly been found and his family have been told.
Wreckage from the aircraft was discovered by a search boat on the seabed of the English Channel on Sunday morning.
Both Sala and pilot David Ibbotson are missing presumed dead after the Piper Malibu aircraft went missing on January 22.
The footballer had signed for Cardiff City in a club-record £15million deal from Nantes shortly before his disappearance.
He had put pen to paper with the Bluebirds before flying to France to say goodbye to his old teammates and staff.
But on his planned return to South Wales, the aircraft carrying the forward disappeared from radars.