Report: Marseille talks to sell Morgan Sanson to West Ham have stalled

Morgan Sanson during the Ligue 1 match between Olympique de Marseille and FC Nantes at Stade Velodrome on April 28, 2019 in Marseille, France.

West Ham United could bring in Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson.

Morgan Sanson during the Ligue 1 match between Olympique de Marseille and FC Nantes at Stade Velodrome on April 28, 2019 in Marseille, France.

According to French newspaper L'Equipe, Marseille have been working to sell midfielder Morgan Sanson to West Ham United over the last week – but talks have stalled.

Marseille are desperate to sell players this summer in order to meet Financial Fair Play regulations, but missed their own June 30th deadline to offload a big name.

Lucas Ocampos is wanted by Sevilla and Kevin Strootman is likely to go, but it's also claimed that they have been attempting to sell midfielder Sanson to West Ham.

 

There is some level of interest from the Hammers, but talked are 'bogged down', meaning it's unclear whether a deal will even go through at all despite Marseille's desperation.

West Ham just missed out on Joan Jordan, with the Spaniard joining Sevilla instead, and Manuel Pellegrini may be back in the market for another versatile technically-gifted midfielder as a result.

Sanson fits the bill. Much like Jordan, he can play in from of the back four or further forward, and he has the ability on the ball that Pellegrini is seemingly looking to bring in.

Morgan Sanson of Marseille during the french Ligue 1 match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade Velodrome on October 28, 2018 in Marseille, France.

The 24-year-old still has real potential to get even better, and he notched a decent return of five goals and four assists last season, showing his quality from midfield.

With Marseille needing to sell, West Ham may be able to land a bargain – but with talks stalling through various intermediaries, a deal may not happen at all.

Olympique de Marseille's French midfielder Morgan Sanson celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the French L1 football match between Nice (OGCN) and Marseille (OM) at 'Allianz...

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