Earlier on Thursday, we published an article regarding Nice’s interest in Manchester United’s Memphis Depay, as the French club look to try and bring in another winger over the January transfer window.
Their president, Jean-Pierre Rivière, recently told RMC Sport the Dutchman was probably out of their price range, due to Ed Woodward wanting to recoup most of the €34m spent on Depay in the first place, so other options are being studied.
Le Parisien on Thursday explain that while the former PSV star remains the priority, West Ham’s Sofiane Feghouli isn’t leaving the club ‘insensitive’ with his attributes and lack of game time at the Hammers.
Similarly to Depay, and due to Nice’s tight January budget, if anything happens, you would expect it to be via a loan with a possible view to buy.
With the good news that his suspension following the red card against Manchester United had been rescinded, the Algerian international will now be available for Slaven Bilic to pick for their London Stadium FA Cup clash against Manchester City on Friday night.
The player hasn’t played regularly under the Croatian this season, mostly due to a mixture of injuries and trying to adapt to Premier League football, which has led to him being left out of the Algeria squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations.
This, in turn, leaves him open to move to any club in the coming month, as well as allowing him to play for them immediately rather than wait until early February.