Date: 27th June 2019 at 8:00am
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According to Foot 01, Everton are interested in Morgan Sanson and could battle West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers to land the midfielder’s signature this summer. Olympique Lyonnais are willing to sell the 24-year-old for £27m but want a deal finalised before July to adhere to Financial Fairplay Regulations. It’s unlikely Sanson will be moved on in time, however.

The former French u21 international joined Marseille from Montpellier in January 2017 and has gone on to make 108 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating an impressive 32 goals. Sanson was a regular last season, making 37 appearances across the board and contributing nine goals.

In Ligue 1, the midfielder racked up 2406 minutes of football, created 23 chances, made 33 successful dribbles (58%), averaging 39 passes-per-game with 83% accuracy, blocked 41 shots/crosses/passes, won 24 aerial duels (35%), whipped in 50 crosses with 28% accuracy and averaged a tackle (70) or interception (42) every 21 minutes.

With Everton recently signing Andre Gomes from Barcelona, however, it’s likely the Toffees withdraw their interest in Sanson. Unless Marco Silva parts company with an existing player like Idrissa Gueye, Gomes might be the only central midfielder brought in this summer.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article