Everton could be offered Marseille right-back Bouna Sarr this summer, with the French needing to raise funds to avoid breaking Financial Fair Play rules.
Le 10 Sport report that Marseille ‘absolutely must’ sell several of their players this summer if they want to avoid any FFP sanctions.
As a result, they are counting on the respective networks of Andoni Zubizarreta and Paul Aldridge to help them move people on.
Aldridge arrived as an adviser to Jacques-Henri Eyraud to try and help ‘financially restore the club’ but has connections in England that can help them move players there.
Those connections could see him ‘offer’ right-back Bouna Sarr to Everton, who are known to be on the hunt for a right-back this summer.
What price they’re looking at for Sarr isn’t mentioned, but Le 10 say it’s known English clubs ‘have a lot of money’ so presumably, the French side would be looking to take advantage of that.
Whether Everton would want Sarr, though, is debatable. They’ve made it clear they want to focus on younger players this summer, and at 28, he does into fit into that category.
In fact, if they were going to go for a player in that bracket, they would presumably target Djibril Sidibé, who they already have a purchase option on anyway.