AC Milan are in the lead in the race to sign Marseille star Florian Thauvin but they face competition from Sevilla, a report claims.
MilanNews reported during the final week of the window that the entourage of Thauvin have offered the right-winger to Milan in recent days, with Marseille asking for €15m to part ways with their star, whose contract will expire next summer.
Vito Angele reported on Twitter that Thauvin remains a player that the Milan management are attentive to, especially given the fact he will be available for free next summer, and a number of reports since have echoed those sentiments.
According to Estadio Deportivo, Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi is also keen on the idea of giving Thauvin a new challenge abroad.
The player himself recently opened up to the idea of an exprience outside France during an interview with L’Équipe’, stating: “At 27 or 28 years old, players usually go abroad to sign a great contract that lets you secure your future and your life.”
With a market value of €32million, and with 80 goals and added 54 assists in 242 appearances for Marseille in all competitions, Thauvin represents a serious opportunity for any top European club.
The report claims that Milan are leading the race to sign the Frenchman, but it might take Champions League football to convince Thauvin, something that Sevilla can guarantee.