Earlier on Tuesday, we covered an article from the French media claiming Aston Villa were getting closer to signing Morgan Sanson.
The local newspaper, who know the ins and outs of the Ligue 1 club’s operations very well, explain Sanson ‘should be the next player to pack his bags’ in January following Kevin Strootman’s loan to Genoa.
While West Ham were reportedly keen, Sanson is ‘in advanced talks’ with Dean Smith’s side, with contacts ‘established for the past few weeks’.
There was no agreement as of Monday evening, but ‘there is plenty of optimism’ in the player’s entourage, which includes Pini Zahavi, who has represented the midfielder since last summer.
As for the price, ‘many sources report a fee of around €20m’.
Should they win said matches, they could end up equal on points with third placed Leicester City, and there will be hope at Villa Park the midfielder can help them achieve that.
And if that wasn’t enough, TF1’s Julien Maynard added early on Tuesday morning the hope is to find ‘an agreement today’, with Sanson ‘already OK with the English club’.
— Julien Maynard (@JulienMaynard) January 19, 2021