AC Milan are ready to pounce as Florian Thauvin’s chances of renewing with Marseille remain in the balance, according to a report.
Thauvin is currently on a deal which is set to expire in June 2021, meaning he will be able to sign for another club on a free transfer in less than a year unless he agrees new terms.
According to a report on Calciomercato.com – who cite La Provence – Marseille’s Head of Football Operations, Pablo Longoria, has initiated contacts with the agent of the player over a renewal.
However, it will not be easy for two reasons: the first being that President Jacques-Henri Eyraud appears inactive on the matter, and secondly because Thauvin is among 10 contracts expiring for the Ligue 1 club within the next year.
The fact that the winter window is not that far away is a factor that plays in Milan’s favour, and the Rossoneri management are very keen on signing the winger on a free transfer but have also not excluded trying to strike a cut-price deal in January.
The situation is all in the hands of Longoria: Marseille are not giving up and are trying to keep Thauvin, but Milan are waiting at the window ready to pounce.