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Watford open talks for Allan Saint-Maximin (OGC Nice)

Allan Saint-Maximin will be leaving OGC Nice this summer in the event that a considerable bid is transmitted for his services this summer.

This winter, AC Milan made an attempt to sign the former AS Monaco man, but facing FFP issues, it does not appear that the Serie A side will go after him again this summer. Under contract until 2020, Nice wanted between €30m and €40m in order to sell the Frenchman.

It looks more realistic that he will go for around €20m. He previously had hoped to make a move to a top 6 Premier League side, but that seems unlikely owing to his inconsistent form and obvious attitude issues.

France Football suggest that claims from Nice-Matin that Newcastle United were in advanced talks to sign Saint-Maximin from Nice were overstated, and whilst there is interest from the Magpies and Crystal Palace, it is Watford who are in pole position.

The Hornets are in direct contact with Saint-Maximin’s entourage and he heads up a short-list complied by the London club which also includes Trezeguet (Kasimpasa) and Ismaila Sarr (Rennes)

 

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