Morgan Sanson’s proposed move from Marseille to Aston Villa appears to have hit a snag.

Reports in recent days have claimed the Premier League club are confident of landing their man after being in extensive talks with the Ligue 1 side.

However, the move seems to have hit a stumbling block over an agreeable fee for the 26-year-old.

Dean Smith’s side were touted to have offered £15m for the French international, with Sanson’s arrival at Villa Park being made possible by the loan departure of Conor Hourihane.

Now though, Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas, once of Chelsea and Tottenham, has labelled that £15m fee a ‘very, very weak offer from Aston Villa’ – as translated by Sport Witness.

Villas-Boas was speaking to French outlet Telefoot after his side’s Ligue 1 defeat to Lens on Wednesday, a game in which Sanson played.

With 10 days to go until the closure of the transfer window, there is still time for Aston Villa to return with an improved bid – but whether they will stretch to more than the £15m originally offered remains to be seen.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

About the author

Niall McCaughan

Broadcast Journalist
Sport Social's Broadcast Journalist. Host of the Football Social Daily podcast. Football Commentator for Manchester United. Big Pompey fan.
Follow @niallpfc on Twitter
1 Comment
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Lenny Marshall
Lenny Marshall
6 months ago

This deal seems like it would make sense but I reckon Marseille will only let him go for 35 million.

Related posts

Manchester City open Jack Grealish talks with Aston Villa audio
Manchester City have formally kicked off Jack Grealish transfer talks with Aston Villa in the last 24 hours.
England defender Tyrone Mings hits out at Home Secretary Priti Patel audio
Tyrone Mings has hit out at Home Secretary Priti Patel, saying she cannot “pretend to be disgusted” over the racist abuse sent to England footballers after she “stoked the fire” a few weeks ago by describing players taking the knee as “gesture politics”.
Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish revelling in unexpected England stardom audio
Jack Grealish does not understand how he has become England’s poster boy, but such adulation makes him all the more determined to help Gareth Southgate’s side make history.
Manchester City prepare £100m bid for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish audio
Manchester City could smash their club transfer record this summer with reports from ESPN claiming they are willing to pay £100m for Jack Grealish.
Say Hello to The Sport Social Podcast Network…
Athletics Basketball Cricket Fight Sports Football Golf Horse Racing Motor Racing Rugby Tennis
Create, Discover, Listen