Sunday evening saw the news emerge that West Ham were interested in Marseille’s Morgan Sanson, joined by Wolverhampton and Newcastle, who had been offered the player.

Sky Sports News were the ones pushing the story, claiming that talks had already taken place between Andoni Zubizarreta and the player’s agent about a possible sale, with the French side looking to cash in at around €35m.

Over in France, the news is half-confirmed by La Provence, who label the Hammers as the ones who ‘could be the first team to make an offer’ for the former France U21 international.

Wolverhampton are also said to be ‘on the case’, although the 24-year-old is in no rush to make a decision, contracted in the south of France until 2022 after signing an extension in December.

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The local newspaper explain Sanson ‘doesn’t want to get his next destination wrong’, perhaps having spoken to a certain Florian Thauvin, whose time in England wasn’t the greatest.

The midfielder didn’t have his best season in 2018-19, scoring just five goals and assisting teammates four times in 37 appearances in all competitions, but, then again, neither did the rest of Rudi Garcia’s side as Marseille finished fifth in Ligue 1, 14 points behind second placed Lille.

Perhaps not the ideal time to try and sell him, but having failed in their attempts to qualify for the Champions League, beggars can’t be choosers and all that.