Lille will only consider letting Thiago Maia leave if a club makes a cash-only offer for the Brazilian midfielder, according to Le1o Sport.
The French publication has reported that we made a loan bid in recent days for the 21-year-old, which included in the proposal an option to buy the player at the end of the season.
However, the Ligue One club will not countenance a temporary move, and if we were to make a move for the midfield enforcer, it would have to be on a permanent basis.
The Chronicle have disputed Le10 Sport‘s claim that the club have made a loan offer, but a bid for a holding midfielder would make sense.
With Jack Colback having no future at the club, and Mikel Merino destined for Spain, strengthening in the middle of the park is likely. Ki Sung-Yueng has already arrived on a free transfer but a more defensive minded player wouldn’t be out of the question either.