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.

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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.