Sochaux still chase Escude
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sochaux are refusing to concede defeat in their quest to sign Ajax's Julien Escude.Sochaux are refusing to concede defeat in their quest to sign Ajax defender Julien Escude.
The Ligue 1 outfit are hoping to tempt the full back into a return to France, but face competition from Monaco and Sevilla.
Spanish side Sevilla have been mooted as favourites to sign Escude, particularly as the player is reportedly reluctant to go back to France.
But Sochaux chairman Jean-Claude Plessis does not feel his club are without a chance of snaring the stopper.
Plessis said: "The door is still open."
Though Escude is under contract at Ajax until 2007, he is tipped to leave the Amsterdam ArenA during the January transfer window.
Sevilla have already been in contact with their Dutch counterparts and appear to be leading the race for Escude's signature.