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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.

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One thought on “Aston Villa hit roadblock in Morgan Sanson deal

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

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