Makoun ready for Lille exit
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reported Manchester United target Jean Makoun admits he could soon leave Lille.
Reported Manchester United target Jean Makoun concedes that his time at Lille could be coming to a close.
The combative Cameroon international has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks and speculation has intensified following Sir Alex Ferguson's appearance at Lille's game with PSG in midweek.
United are known to be in the market for a midfielder in the summer as they step-up their bid to replace Roy Keane and it is Makoun, along with Lyon's Mahamadou Diarra, that appears to be under observation.
The 22-year-old starred in the African Cup of Nations for Cameroon and caught the attention of Ferguson in the two UEFA Champions League fixtures between the two sides earlier in the season.
Makoun, who has not been shy of talking of his interest in a move to The Premiership, has now claimed the Lille would listen to offers and also, that his time in France could soon be over.
''If a good offer comes in, myself, the manager, and the board will study it,'' Makoun told The Sun.
''There comes a time when you have to look elsewhere.''