West Bromwich Albion released Stéphane Sessegnon earlier this summer, after his contract expired at the club.
A couple of days ago, L’Equipe reported Sessegnon is set to sign a two-year deal with Ligue 1 club Montpellier.
However, Montpellier’s deputy chairman, Laurent Nicollin, maintained nothing is done yet, and they’re waiting for him to return from England on Saturday, where he had some personal issues to sort out.
It now appears the 32-year-old went to England for discussions with other clubs. According to a latest reports on L’Equipe, Sessegnon is set to reject a move to Montpellier and sign for Burnley.
L’Equipe say the former West Bromwich Albion attacker has managed to get a work permit in England, and that has changed things in the past few hours.
It’s reported Burnley should be able to sign Sessegnon, despite interest from other clubs, and it’d be very difficult for Montpellier to convince him now.