Aston Villa are near finalising the signing of Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, talkSPORT understands.
Villa are in superior talks with the French aspect over a £16million deal for the previous France Underneath-21 worldwide.
The 26-year-old has been on Marseille’s books since January 2017 and has beforehand been linked with Villa’s Premier League rivals West Ham.
The Ligue 1 outfit are ready to promote Sanson as they’ve their eye on making new additions on this month’s switch window.
Conor Hourihane has being closely linked with a transfer away from Villa Park, paving the way in which for Sanson to affix Dean Smith’s ranks.
Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas, who managed Tottenham between 2012 and 2013, just lately admitted that Sanson may depart the membership this month.
“The switch window is open. Sanson is a participant who is very rated,” he remarked.
“He’s a boy who pursuits English groups due to his traits and it’s doable one thing may occur.”