West Ham and Newcastle both remain interested in signing Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, according to Le10 Sport, but his valuation has reportedly increased by €20m.
Sources have told the French magazine that a €30m (£26m) bid has been turned down in the last few months, with the club now valuing the player closer to the €50m (£43m) mark.
That is a very surprising development considering Marseille’s financial situation. The Ligue One side are said to be preparing a firesale with at least six of their best players, including Sanson, available this summer.
The midfielder’s new asking price could, therefore, be a smokescreen in order to get a higher fee for the 25-year-old, but West Ham are unlikely to bite.
They have significant issues when it comes to their own finances, and it looks as though Hammers supporters can safely rule out a move for Sanson when the transfer window reopens.