RMC Sport: Milan could land Thauvin early as details of Marseille president’s tirade emerge

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan may be able to sign Florian Thauvin from Marseille a few months earlier than expected, according to a report.

Paolo Maldini seemingly publicly declared interest in Thauvin late last year, much to the annoyance of Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas, and media outlets like Calciomercato.com have reported that Milan have tabled a four-year contract worth €3m net per season to the Frenchman.

According to RMC Sport (via GFFN), Marseille’s president Jacques-Henri Eyraud lambasted the squad after last night’s defeat to relegation-battling Nîmes.

The first thing he called out was related to players whose contracts are expiring at the end of the season. He apparently told to go and see manager André Villas-Boas and sporting director Pablo Longoria within the next 48 hours to ‘confirm their intention of remaining professional’.

If the players do not go and seen them – with Thauvin among them – then they have 13 days to find a new club.

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