Both looking for a mobile midfielder, Crystal Palace and Everton reportedly started taking a look at Marseille’s Morgan Sanson.

The French midfielder was allegedly a target for the likes of West Ham earlier on in the transfer window, but there were multiple reports in the local press that he wasn’t entirely sure about leaving the south of France just yet.

This has been a recurring problem throughout the summer for interested sides, and it appears he has now made up his mind, and will stay at Marseille for the upcoming Ligue 1 season.

La Provence on Thursday are reporting that despite late hovering from Everton and Crystal Palace, the midfielder ‘doesn’t want to rush’ his career and will not leave for England.

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He is expected to start the season under André Villas-Boas, and will strive to help Marseille improve on last season’s rather tepid campaign.

Palace eventually signed Victor Camarasa to bolster their midfield in that role, while Everton were probably looking at Sanson as an alternative to Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucouré.

Marcel Brands, if he still wants that player before deadline day, will now have to look elsewhere.