Ralf Rangnick has given his approval for AC Milan to make a move as Marseille have decided to sell one of their key men, a report claims.
According to Calciomercato.com, Marseille have made the decision to part with Florian Thauvin this summer, with his contract set to expire in June 2021.
With Ligue 1 cancelled and Marseille in financial difficulties, the risk of losing the player on a free transfer in a year is too high – something their American ownership and President Jacques-Henri Eyraud cannot afford to see happen.
Thauvin will cost around €20million with a number of clubs in Italy alerted to the situation, most notably Milan and Roma. However the Giallorossi – after the suspension of the sporting director Gianluca Petrachi – appear to have taken a back seat for now while Milan have the clearest ideas regarding their future.
Rangnick likes the type of player that Thauvin is, as does current sporting director Frederic Massara, as it is important to sign players in the peak of their career with international experience to help the youth project along.
As per Transfermarkt, the 27-year-old has 78 goals and 51 assists in 237 goals for Marseille across all competitions.