Marseille slash £10m off asking price for Tottenham, West Ham target

Marseille have reportedly slashed £10million off Morgan Sanson’s price tag as they look to sell the reported Tottenham, West Ham and Newcastle target.

A report in Le10Sport states that heading into this summer, the Ligue 1 giants were already under pressure to raise funds in order to avoid falling foul of Financial Fair Play regulations.

And with the ongoing uncertainty over whether seasons will finish across Europe, Marseille may find themselves mired in even greater uncertainty over the next few months.

To that end, one of the Premier League’s top midfield targets, in Sanson, could be available for more of a bargain fee.

All the signs, then, point to one of Ligue 1’s most influential midfielders making a move away from the Stade Velodrome sooner rather than later.

The report states that the 25-year-old, who is also a target for Everton, Aston Villa and Southampton, will now be available for £23million. That comes less than a year after Marseille rejected a £33m bid from long-time suitors West Ham.

That price is expected to spark a transfer scramble for the all-action midfielder, who has scored five goals in 30 appearances for Marseille in all competitions this season.

Meanwhile, Joe Cole has said that Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele must learn to get over the criticism he has recently received from boss Jose Mourinho.


Mourinho called out Spurs’ record signing after a 1-1 draw at Burnley on March 7, saying the midfielder “has to give us more than he is giving us”.

The Portuguese felt he had reached breaking point with Ndombele, who has failed to deliver in his first season since a £63million summer move from Lyon. Read more…