Crystal Palace, Fulham & West Ham United are all considering January moves for Argentinian striker and Nantes target man Emiliano Sala, according to local outlet 20 Minutes.
Sala actually wants to stay at the club, and asked manager Vahid Halilhodzic in a recent meeting to get the club to offer him a new contract, with his current deal running until June 2020.
Whilst the Bosnian wants to retain the player, the Nantes board appears to be salivating at the prospect of selling him. President Kita recently quoted a fee of €30m in terms of the lower bound of bid that will facilitate a sale, but it is more realistic to expect offers of between €15m and €20m next month.
Nantes will have to contend with the hefty 50% sell-on fee clause that Bordeaux have on the player. Sala wants to at least complete this season with Les Canaris, but his future will be entirely shaped by the offers that are put on the table. He was already furious this summer when Nantes mandated multiple agents to find the striker a new club and Les Canaris’ subsequent refusal of a last minute loan proposal from Galatasaray in that same window.