Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford is hoping to extend his loan spell at Middlesbrough.
Sone Aluko is paying no attention to reports suggesting he could be heading out of Hull City in January.
The Montbeliard-born striker returns to the club where he began his career after impressing manager Herve Renard on trial following his exit from Qatari club Al-Wakrah.
The 33-year-old helped guide Sochaux to promotion in 2001 but now faces the challenge of attempting to lift them off the foot of the Ligue 1 table.
"I want to come back to lend a hand," he told L'Equipe.
"This is where I was born, where I started, it is a homecoming.
"Late last week, the coach told me he had been reassured by my physical condition.
"Although, initially, I wanted to wait until January and not rush, I did not hesitate."