Two days ago, Foot Mercato stated Auxerre and Strasbourg have made a firm approach to sign Aston Villa’s Morgan Sanson.

It was also explained the midfielder is keen to make a move away from the Premier League side in the winter market.

The former Marseille man’s desire to leave Aston Villa is further backed up by L’Equipe and add that his priority is to return to Ligue 1.

Sanson has been restricted to one appearance this season and that came when he was brought off the bench in the Villans’ 3-1 win over Manchester United.

He is unhappy with his situation at Villa Park wants to leave Unai Emery’s side in January.

It’s explained the Frenchman has been in contact with several clubs and one among them is Nantes.

The Ligue 1 side have plans to bolster their midfielder in the current window, and their manager, Antoine Kombouaré, appreciates Sanson’s profile.

Nantes will face two problems to secure his services. The first one is to do with his ‘short-term competitiveness’ and the second is related to his salary.

Sanson earns €350,000 gross per month at Aston Villa, and it is not possible for Nantes to match it.

The report adds the player is ready to make a financial sacrifice to seal a return to France.