Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web today brings some interesting updates on the situation of Florian Thauvin.
They say Atalanta continue to chase the player, but are having some trouble matching the demands from Marseille.
Meanwhile, Premier League sides such as Aston Villa and Leicester City have both made an approach for his signing.
The problem those two face is that Thauvin wishes to play the Champions League next year, and since neither has a place in the competition, that’s the advantage Atalanta have over them.
Marseille are said to be demanding €15m, and for now, Atalanta won’t match that price. That’s why this chase should drag on a little.
Tutto Mercato Web says there’s also a possibility that Thauvin will stay in France for one more year so he can get a place in the national team for the Euros, and only then choose his next destination.
The 27-year-old spent nearly the whole season recovering from a knee operation, and only managed to play ten minutes in Ligue 1’s final fixture back in March.