Sochaux set to lose Mathieu
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sochaux look set to lose Jeremy Mathieu in the summer.Sochaux look set to lose Jeremy Mathieu in the summer - with the player admitting that he is already weighing up his options.
Mathieu is currently at odds with Sochaux over a new contract, and looks increasingly likely to leave the club for pastures new.
Former Sochaux star Pierre-Alain Frau has told Mathieu that he would like to play alongside him at Lyon, and has offered to help facilitate a deal, but it is Marseille that most appeals to the player.
"I want to look at my options," said Mathieu. "I will make a decision about my future later.
"I want to make the best decision.
"Pierre-Alain Frau called me to ask if he could give my phone number to Lyon officials.
"He told me that Lyon is a good club. I agree with this but there would be a lot of competition.
"If I leave Sochaux it's not to play on the bench. With Marseille there is nothing concrete - but it makes me dream."
Sochaux are also likely to lose Wilson Oruma, with the player out of contract in the summer.
Marseille and Paris Saint Germain are both believed to interested but the suggestion is that Monaco will steal a march on their rivals.