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‘Very Complete Player’ ‘This 30m Budget Is Going Far’ Fans Intrigued As West Ham Enter Talks For £31m Rated Ligue One Star

West Ham are in talks to sign Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, according to reports in the English media.

The French club are looking to offload a number of players after failing to qualify for the Champions League, and have also offered the 24-year-old to Wolves and Newcastle.

Marseille reportedly value Sanson at €35m (£31m), and it remains to be seen whether the Hammers can negotiate down the price, with discussions being held with the Ligue One side’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta.

Fans on Twitter are not optimistic about a deal going ahead:

Sanson made 33 appearances in the league for Marseille last season, scoring five goals and providing three assists.

West Ham are definitely looking for a central midfielder this summer following interest in Barcelona’s Andre Gomes and Olympiakos’s Kostas Fortounis.

However, Sanson’s asking price could prove to be a major stumbling block. The Irons may need to lower the price tag by at least £10m for a deal to go ahead.