Report: Jordan Veretout's Marseille move now looks unlikely

Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout applauds the fans after the match

The Aston Villa midfielder had looked set for a return to France.

Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout applauds the fans after the matchAston Villa's Jordan Veretout

Jordan Veretout's move from Aston Villa to Marseille is looking increasingly unlikely, L'Equipe reports (via Get French Football News).

The report claims L'OM are ready to give up on Veretout after his agents sought alternative options - despite the former Nantes midfielder's desire to join the French side.

Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout and team mates look dejected after Federico Fernandez scored the first goal for SwanseaVeretout's first season at Villa did not go to plan

Last month, Veretout was linked with moves to Celta Vigo and Real Betis by the Spanish media and according to Get French Football News, the latter have 'joined the party'.

The 23-year-old was highly rated at the time of his 2015 switch to Villa Park, with eventual Premier League champions Leicester City also keen, the player later admitted to the Birmingham Mail.

Leicester City - Premier League Title Winners ParadeWhat the midfielder could have won

However, he was one of a number of Villans to struggle in last season's Premier League campaign, which culminated in the club's first relegation in 29 years.

Veretout's teammate Idrissa Gueye, who impressed despite the above, was also linked with a move to Marseille this summer (Le 10 Sport) but now looks to be Everton-bound, with the Daily Mail reporting the Toffees have triggered his £7.2 million release clause.

However, a third Villans midfielder Carlos Sanchez could still switch to the Stade Velodrome, as reported by the Birmingham Mail last week.

Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye in action with Bournemouth's Lewis GrabbanVilla's Idrissa Gueye (right) in action against Bournemouth

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