Wanting to sell some players before June 30th, Marseille did everything but that.
Swapping Rudi Garcia for André Villas-Boas, the Ligue 1 side knew they would need to sell one or two big players to balance the books, with Morgan Sanson high on the list of possible departures.
Teams such as West Ham, Newcastle and Wolverhampton have all been linked, with the former of the three the favourites for a long time.
Wolves were the first to be linked, while the Magpies were a surprise late arrival on the scene this weekend, but no one really knows where anyone stands.
Earlier on Monday, L’Equipe tried to clarify the situation a bit, but failed because a ‘fog of agents’ is murkying the whole thing and ‘no concrete’ offers have arrived in the south of France.
Well, France Football shed their own light on Monday afternoon, stating that while West Ham were ready to invest up to €35m in Sanson, those in charge at London Stadium finally decided to put the whole thing on ‘standby’ for now.
Valencia in Spain are also said to have enquired about the player, adding yet more competition in the whole thing.
Fun times ahead, if you ask us.