Aston Villa tried to sign Sanogo in 2015 and 2016 - but they will probably be releived that they could not tempt Arsenal into a deal.
Neymar scored twice as Paris St-Germain stormed to a 6-2 victory over Toulouse to give them maximum points from their opening three matches.
The striker certainly knows his stuff about Leeds United - but should Garry Monk aim to reward him with a contract?
The 20-year-old has been a rock at the back for Toulouse in Ligue 1 with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal sniffing around.
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly wanted to sign Moussa Sissoko from Toulouse in 2010 before recruiting him from Newcastle United on transfer deadline day.
Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder has been linked with a move to West Ham United in the summer transfer window.
The 27-year-old is out of contract in 2016 and could leave Deportivo this summer, if his club opts to cash in.
Manchester United legend Phil Neville does not include Serge Aurier in his team of the World Cup group stage.
Oliver Sadran has stated that if a top club comes in for the Ivorian defender with a good offer, he will not stand in the star’s way of leaving.
The tournament in Brazil could provide the platform for some relatively unknown players to shine.