The 26-year-old, who has one senior cap for France, is expected to be on the move this summer.
He has various options on the table, with clubs from Serie A and Ligue 1 also keen on doing a deal.
Ruffier's representative has conceded that Roma are among those in the running, but admits a switch to England is an attractive proposition.
Patrick Glanz told tuttomercatoweb.com: "The interest of Roma in Ruffier? I don't rule out that the Giallorossi like him. Rudi Garcia likes him but there has been no direct contact.
"St Etienne would like to keep him but if they get a good offer they would let him go.
"Currently there has been contact with an English club. Therefore, a future in the Premier League is a possibility."