Marseille are said to be holding out for at least £22.5m for the player; up to three Premier League clubs could be tempted to sign the Frenchman; Tottenham were linked before signing Tanguy Ndombele in 2019
Thursday 17 December 2020 22:30, UK
Three unnamed Premier League clubs are chasing a January deal for Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson.
The France international almost left the club in the summer and, with Marseille now out of the Champions League, he could be a notable transfer to England next month.
However, Marseille are said to want at least £22.5m (€25m) for him - despite the ongoing financial crisis hitting French football.
Clubs have lost significant revenue after the league's main broadcaster stopped making payments in October, and there have been concerns in France that a January sale of Ligue 1's best players is inevitable.
Sanson has been tracked by a number of Premier League clubs over the last few years including Tottenham, who looked at him closely before signing Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon in 2019.
The summer window may have only closed in October, but attentions are turning to what business can be done in January. Here's what we know so far...
The transfer window in England for the Premier League and Sky Bet EFL will open on January 2 and close on February 1, 2021.
The Bundesliga and Ligue 1 windows will also opener on January 2 while La Liga and Serie A will begin their trading on January 4.
As usual, players can be bought and sold across Europe and beyond. Loan deals are also able to be completed during the month-long window.
At the time of writing, there is no indication that there will be another extended domestic transfer window between Premier League and EFL clubs.
In the summer, English sides were still able to do business for a further 11 days after the first deadline on October 5. The second domestic window closed on October 16, although Premier League clubs were only able to buy from EFL clubs and not among themselves.
This saw the likes of Said Benrahma, Joe Rodon and Karlan Grant secure moves from Championship clubs into the top flight.
Keep up-to-do with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.