The 18-year-old was handed his first team debut in January 2013 and has since showed a great deal of potential.
Ongenda went on to make five league appearances for the Saints this term, but he has expressed his desire to leave the club in search of regular playing time.
And it appears Nice are ready to offer him an escape route from Parc des Princes, with les Aiglons hoping to sign the youngster in the summer transfer window.
Hervin Ongenda recently extended his deal with the club until June 2017, and since club officials believe he has a future in Paris, they will probably agree to let him leave on a season-long loan.
Nice face relegation strugglers Sochaux on the road later today, and they are 16/5 to claim maximum points and ensure Ligue 1 survival.