Foot 365 report that talks are still ongoing for St Étienne to sign 23-year-old Egyptian attacker Mostafa Mohamed from Zamalek.
Talks broke down last week, but ASSE have not given up, despite Zamalek releasing a formal statement saying that talks were off after Roland Romeyer put a clock on negotiations.
Mohamed has reached an agreement over personal terms with St Étienne over a 4.5 year contract. Zamalek and ASSE have agreed a $5m fee, which is around €4.1m, plus a sell-on fee percentage, but the two parties are still stuck on the issue of instalments.
Zamalek want the whole fee up front, but ASSE, owing to their ongoing financial struggles linked to the lack of a French football broadcasting deal, want to pay in two instalments, with $3m up front. The 23-year-old is very motivated to work under Claude Puel and is not turned by interest from Turkish side Galatasaray.
But the clock is ticking & ASSE need a striker…