Amid all the speculation that Jean-Michael Seri could be heading to Fulham for €20m, even if he isn’t all that keen on the move, another player from OGC Nice is expected to ply his trade at Craven Cottage next season: Maxime Le Marchand.
In desperate need of centre-backs, the Cottagers have been looking around Europe for some defenders over the past few months, and the Frenchman’s name already popped up once.
Back in mid-June, Nice-Matin claimed the 28-year-old was keen to find a move elsewhere, wanting to play in the centre of defence after spending most of last season filling at left-back for the Ligue 1 side.
With just one year left on his deal, this was the perfect time for him to get his transfer, with Fiorentina also interested in his services at the time.
However, it appears the Premier League side have overtaken the Serie A club, as Nice-Matin journalist Vincent Menichini reported on Wednesday afternoon that Le Marchand has left Divonne-les-Bains to go to London, with a move to Fulham ‘imminent’.
It might not be Seri, but it’s something.