The manager of a player being pursued by West Ham and Tottenham has conceded that clubs have registered their interest in his man.
Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson has also been on the radar of Arsenal, the Mirror reports.
Aston Villa have also joined the race and look to most likely team to submit a bid first.
The 26-year-old has scored twice and assisted three goals ins his 11 Ligue 1 games this campaign.
However, despite Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas admitting that Premier League clubs are interested in Sanson, the club is yet to receive any offers for him.
“We’ll see. The transfer window is open, Sanson is a player who is highly rated,” the former Chelsea and Spurs boss said.
“Officially, we have not received any offers. He is a boy who interests English teams because of his characteristics, and it is possible that something could happen.”
Sanson is contracted to the French club until the summer of 2022.
Arsenal and Tottenham were linked with the former France under-21 international last year. West Ham have been tracking him for even longer, keeping tabs on him since 2019.
Then in March 2020, a figure of £23million was being touted as the asking price for him.
The saga looks far from over albeit only 13 days of the January transfer window remain.
Lanzini could be shown the door to invite Sanson in
The Sun has reported that West Ham could offer Manuel Lanzini in a swap deal for Sanson.
The Argentine has found consistent game time hard to come by under David Moyes. The 27-year-old has only made one Premier League start all season.
With cult hero Mark Noble nearing the twilight of his career, Moyes is said to be eager to bring in a new leader in the centre of the park.
The source stated, though, that Season may want to wait until the summer before deciding his next career move.