Lens’ Jonathan Clauss will undergo medical tests this morning as his move to Olympique de Marseille moves closer despite Manchester United rumours.
Marseille have a full agreement in place to sign the right-back from their French rivals after an opening bid of €8m was accepted by Lens 10 days ago, reports Fabrizio Romano.
This comes in light of rumours linking Clauss to Manchester United but Romano states that these were wide of the mark as the Frenchman is set to stay in France.
Jonathan Clauss will undergo medical tests as new OM player in the morning. Full agreement completed after the opening bid made 10 days ago, Lens have accepted €8m fee. ???? #OM
Manchester United links, wide of mark – he's joining OM. pic.twitter.com/3w4os5vvZN
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 19, 2022
Rumours circulated yesterday that Clauss was in advanced talks with Man United after a tweet from Portuguese transfer expert Pedro Almeida. However, these rumours have now been found untrue as United look likely to start their season with either Diogo Dalot or Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.
Clauss has just one year left on his contract at Lens, which may be a factor in the club cashing in as they risk losing him for free next summer. The 29-year-old has been flourishing in Ligue 1 and his performances even earned him a first call up to the France national squad in March. That is now set to continue as the Frenchman won’t be leaving his home country for England, but instead going a lot further south.