Marseille interested in Monaco’s Sofiane Diop

According to Foot Mercato, Marseille are interested in AS Monaco attacker Sofiane Diop (22), although potentially insurmountable differences between the clubs make a deal unlikely at this point. 

Diop flourished under Niko Kovac in the first half of the 2021/22 season, but following the arrival of Philippe Clement in January, he saw his game time limited. Borussia Dortmund, OGC Nice and Leicester City have all been linked with a move for Diop, and Marseille are the latest side to be linked. 

However, the form of the deal represents a significant hurdle for any deal. Due to the price being touted, Marseille would only be able to bring the France U21 international in on loan with an option to buy. Monaco, however, are only interested in selling the player on a permanent deal. 

The clubs are, therefore “far apart and in should things remain as they are, no agreement is likely.” 


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