Burnley Linked to Marseille Midfielder Morgan Sanson
Burnley are one of several Premier League clubs interested in signing Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson. It’s beliieved the Clarets have looked into the availability of the twenty-six year old earlier in the transfer window, although Marseille’s £25m valuation of the player has made it difficult for any move to materialise.
Sanson was previously a long-time target for West Ham United, whilst Arsenal, Wolves and Fulham are also rumoured to be monitoring the former France U21 International, although none are keen to stump up Marseille’s asking price. The Ligue 1 side are open to negotiating as they look to re-shape their squad amid financial fair play concerns, who finished second last season behind Paris Saint Germain and have qualified for the Champions League.
Burnley have made just one permanent addition to their squad ahead of the new season with moves for Nottingham Forest duo Matty Cash and Joe Worrall falling short at this stage of the transfer window. Speaking about the transfer situation manager Sean Dyche said, “Were definitely on the lookout for players and we have a few feelers out on a number of situations, we know the gaps we have left and we are trying to find players to fill those gaps, but its not always easy.
We’re first in the line and often first out the line, we are into a lot of situations early, but with how the market works, everyone goes and tells the world that we’re in and they look for a bigger deal if they can. Often that is the case. We are looking, we do know the holes that need filling, we’ve got players who were injured but we hope will be fit, that does give us a bit more strength within our own group.