Marseille submit formal £3.6m bid for Tottenham Hotspur defender

Posted on Jun 2 2015 - 1:00pm by Staff Writer

Marseille have submitted a £3.6m offer to Tottenham Hotspur for Benjamin Stambouli, according to L’Equipe.

Vincent Labrune, president of the Ligue 1 side has held long discussions with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy over summer dealings in recent weeks.

Labrune wants to complete a deal for Stambouli and improve his defensive options, whilst Florian Thauvin has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane.

Stambouli has struggled to force his way into the starting line up under Mauricio Pochettino since his move from Montpellier last summer.

Having made 12 appearances in the Premier League, it is understood that Spurs would be willing to sell but only for a fee over £3.6m; a figure which Marseille are now said to have submitted.

At 24, Stambouli has featured for the French U21 side on three occasions but is yet to feature for the senior side.