Santini: Best youngsters to be sold
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The French international boss is pleased with the progression shown by several Championnat sides in the Champions League, but hopes the clubs cling on to their talent.
"In the Champions League we can hope for three qualifiers," said Santini.
"In Lyon we even have a side that could reach the quarter finals.
"Our football is fine and the current good results point to the wealth of good young French players emerging.
"But the most difficult thing will be to keep them.
"According to my information Phillipe Mexes, Jean-Alain Boumsong, Sydney Govou, Olivier Kapo and Djibril Cisse are all on the wanted lists of great foreign clubs.
"Perhaps they are playing their last season in France."