On Thursday, we relayed claims from Le10 Sport that Marseille were all over the chance of getting Wahbi Khazri from Sunderland for a reduced fee, but they aren’t the only ones to have sniffed out a good opportunity.
We missed this yesterday when doing our paper rounds, but the same outlet, in a little box at the bottom of one of their pages, also claimed Lyon, who could see Nabil Fékir leave in the summer, are keeping an eye on the Black Cats loanee’s situation.
We’ll have to see what comes of this, as both of these clubs have the financial power to take on Khazri’s Sunderland wages next season, something Rennes, where he is currently on loan, cannot pull off.
Despite their best efforts, the Ligue 1 side know they are facing an uphill battle, especially if they want to do it before the World Cup.
Côté Rennais #SRFC Tenter de conserver Khazri (avant le mondial et çà va être compliqué malgré les efforts de Lamouchi et Letang), un latéral gauche, un milieu de terrain axial et un attaquant polyvalent devraient être ciblés. Qualité / Prix dépendront si qualif Europe.
— Manu (@ManuLonjon) 6 April 2018
This is what Manu Lonjon reported on Thursday via his Twitter account, a journalist who has grown in reputation over the past couple of years thanks to some very good information.
While Rennes are still in the mix, it appears Lyon and Marseille have the upper hand.