According to Soccer Link, Bordeaux have accepted bids from both Newcastle and Watford for right-back Youssouf Sabaly.
It’s claimed the 26-year-old has only recently returned from holiday after being involved in Senegal’s run to the AFCON final this summer, but state he will now make a decision on which club to join.
Details of the alleged bids made are not revealed, however Soccer Link believe the player is valued at around £9m (€10m).
While these claims are yet to be validated by more reliable local reporters, this could be another deal the club have lined up out of the blue – much like the signing of Jetro Willems last Friday.
Sabaly is a Senegal international who is predominantly a right-back but is also able to play down the left-hand side.
He’s always played in Ligue 1, having played for the likes of PSG, Nantes, Evian and Bordeaux, however he came close to a Premier League move earlier this year after Fulham had a £12m bid accepted for the full-back in January.
Considering a right-back seems to be our top priority over the final 48 hours of the transfer window, a move for Sabaly could make sense.
He’s at a good age, he’s unlikely to cost a great deal and he looks a real talent, with him catching the eye for Senegal during last summer’s World Cup and being the sort of attack-minded wing-back who could fit in well.