Marseille are in talks with Aston Villa about landing midfielder Carlos Sanchez.
A string of players are expected to leave Villa Park this summer following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.
And one of those is Sanchez, the holding midfielder who arrived from Elche in 2014 and has made 48 Premier League appearances.
According to La Provence, Marseille are the frontrunners to sign him with positive talks currently ongoing.
But it has been reported that the Ligue 1 club are driving a hard bargain and do not want to pay more than £1.75m for the 30-year-old, who arrived for £4.7m less than two years ago.