Newcastle could be in line to sign Morgan Sanson now West Ham have cooled their interest, according to a report in L’Equipe.
Sky Sports reported last month that the Hammers were keen on signing the Marseille midfielder. However, after signing Pablo Fornals, any deal taking the 24-year-old Frenchman to the London Stadium now looks over.
Marseille have been sanctioned by UEFA. The Ligue 1 club signed an agreement with the governing body over Financial Fair Play regulations, according to a report from Get French Football News.
The outlet also reported that the club would have to make €50million (£44.77million) in player sales to balance the books and satisfy UEFA’s committee.
Newcastle are no strangers to French football of course. It was a country former head scout Graham Carr enjoyed signing players from. However, for all the gems found, there were also failures.
Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye, and Mathieu Debuchy were all seen as good signings, while Yoan Gouffran, Emmanuel Riviere and Henri Saivet were definitely not.