However, prior to that, one of the names offered to Patrick Vieira was Lys Mousset, whose profile was turned down, deemed not experienced enough by the former Arsenal midfielder.
That doesn’t mean the AFC Bournemouth striker will stay at the Vitality Stadium for the second half of the season, as Nantes in France are also looking at him.
According to 20 Minutes, the option to bring in Mousset from the Cherries is ‘still being studied’, and, by the way the information is presented, he’s the only option in front of them right now.
The article explains Vahid Halilhodzic turned down Valère Germain, while Facundo Ferreyra, now close to Anderlecht, was deemed ‘too expensive’.
Finally, Moussa Sylla, currently at Monaco, doesn’t appear to be in their plans any longer.
That leaves the Bournemouth striker, who has averaged less than 10 minutes per appearance in the Premier League this season, as their only listed option.
Seeing as he’s been linked with Nice and now Nantes, it seems someone is offering his services around, and where better to kickstart his career once again than his home country?
20 Minutes state there’s a strong chance a new striker will move to Stade de la Beaujoire before midnight on Thursday, but we’ll have to wait and see if Mousset is the one they end up going for.