Florian Thauvin’s future beyond this season is still unclear as his contract with Marseille will expire in the summer.
Leicester City are one of the interested parties in the winger and reports from Spain in March stated the Foxes are ready to offer him a four-year deal to join them.
Friday’s edition of L’Equipe explain the 28-year-old is ‘always in suspense about his future’ as he has not yet made his intensions clear.
It’s claimed there has been contacts between Brendan Rodgers’ side and Thauvin, but the ‘talks are not in final stages’.
Pablo Longoria’s arrival at the club in 2020 changed the dynamics and there were formal talks between the France international’s entourage and the Ligue 1 side in December.
The Spaniard was promoted as Marseille’s president in February and the newspaper states that helped in negotiations between the two parties.
Those at the club feel there’s a possibility of the former Newcastle United man extending his stay with his current employer as long as the talks continue.
Jorge Sampaoli was appointed as André Villas-Boas’ successor more than a month ago and the current manager appreciates the player.
Longoria wants to take advantage of limited options available for Thauvin to tie him down to a new deal.
Time should tell how this situation will play out in the coming weeks.