Following Marseille’s decision to reject Aston Villa’s first offer for Morgan Sanson, it’s all gone very quiet on the news front.

It was made clear the negotiations between the two sides were still ongoing for the French midfielder’s transfer, but with Aston Villa seemingly reluctant to put up the €18m or so the Ligue 1 club want, there’s little to no progress to mention.

What is relevant, however, is the fact Marseille are starting to consider potential replacements should Sanson leave, among which is Amine Harit.

This is according to Téléfoot Chaîne journalist Simone Rovera, who took to social media to explain the Schalke 04 player was a ‘possible avenue’ for the French side ‘in case of a Sanson departure’.

That being said, he also labelled it ‘complicated’ due to the player’s salary, before adding Marseille were ‘studying various options for their midfield’.

You can never be too prepared during the transfer window, so this all makes sense, but the first step in all of this is Sanson being sold, and that’s not happened yet.