Jonathan Johnson's Mercato Magazine - Houssem Aouar attracting interest from the Premier League, Lionel Messi set for PSG crunch talks, Eric Bailly's Marseille future, and more
A deep dive into French football and Ligue 1 from our man in Paris...
Today’s top stories:
Lionel Messi set for PSG contract talks
PSG reach contract agreement with defender
Marseille not impressed by Man United’s Eric Bailly
Houssem Aouar attracting interest from Premier League
He will be leaving Lyon at the end of the season unless there is a massive change of heart on the player's side. He's being looked at by a number of Premier League clubs outside of the traditional top six but I can say for certain that these clubs have baulked after learning the demands of the player's camp. He's going to be a free agent, so his representatives know they can obviously hold talks with a host of clubs due to his situation.
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