Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could be presented an opportunity to sign Morgan Sanson, claims L’Equipe.
Marseille have qualified for next season’s Champions League. Due to FFP issues with UEFA and also the wishes of their owner Frank McCourt, the Ligue 1 club will have to raise around €60m through player sales.
Sanson is one of their assets who could help André Villas-Boas’ side raise funds.
It’s claimed the midfielder ‘dreams of the Premier League’, which is why he recently got in touch with Pini Zahavi.
The super-agent has good connections with clubs in England and the report adds the representative has ‘initiated contacts’ with the Gunners and José Mourinho’s side. However, nothing has been concluded yet.
The 25-year-old’s contract with the French side lasts until 2022 and Marseille’s president Jacques-Henri Eyraud is looking for around €35-40m for him.
Zahavi has made it clear the fee quoted is way too high.
There’s no suggestion as to what would be the fair price for Sanson, but the report adds ‘everything will depend’ on the financial situation of the potential buyer as the Covid-19 crisis has limited the number of clubs able to ‘invest a lot’ in signings.
L’Equipe doesn’t mention if either Arsenal or Tottenham have responded, after Zahavi contacted the two north London clubs.
Sanson has five goals and five assists in 27 league appearances this season.