On Friday evening, France’s RMC reported Marseille were about to make a move for Jordan Amavi. The Aston Villa fullback has been the subject of widespread interest for much of summer, but things went quieter after his failed move to Sevilla.

RMC claimed Marseille were set to make an offer ‘in the coming hours’, an offer that was expected to be near €7m. That sounded on the low side for a player of Amavi’s talents, and something Aston Villa would seriously consider rejecting.

L’Equipe have it differently on Saturday.

The French newspaper also go with Marseille interest, but state the move would be on loan with an automatic clause making it permanent for €10m.

‘Exchanges’ between Amavi’s entourage and Marseille have increased in recent hours, report L’Equipe, and that’s led the club to formulate this €10m offer. Marseille have gone through Amavi’s medical reports and are content with the condition of his knee, and everything else.

If the conditions to make the deal permanent for €10m are as automatic as L’Equipe seem to suggest, that may not be such a bad deal for Aston Villa, especially after Sevilla’s sabotage.

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But Marseille aren’t the only interested club, there’s three transfer fronts for Aston Villa, and the player, to consider.

Fiorentina, who recently signed Jordan Veretout from Aston Villa, have submitted a five year contract offer on ‘favourable terms’. The player’s former club Nice are also said to be keen, even if the finances would be a struggle.

It may not please Steve Bruce that Amavi has all these options, but it’s a sense of transfer justice that the Aston Villa player hasn’t been left high and dry after Sevilla’s games.

Three transfer fronts, which it’s suggested would all bring in €10m, and one for Amavi to pick.