Mansare suitors grow
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Fode Mansare is likely to have his pick of clubs when he leaves Montpellier in the summer.
The African winger is due to quit the Ligue 2 side at the end of the season after rejecting a new contract at the club.
His impending availability on a free transfer has made him one of the most sought-after Bosmans in Europe.
There is interest from The Premiership, with Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic keeping tabs on the wide man, while Scottish giants Rangers are also admirers.
Fiorentina, Austria Vienna, Wolfsburg, Fenerbahce and PSV Eindhoven are also weighing up offering Mansare a route out of French football.
But Lille have now joined the list of clubs who are willing to provide the winger with another chance in Ligue 1.
Mansare already has an offer from Toulouse, while St Etienne are interested, but Lille want the player to replace Christophe Landrin who is due to leave on a free transfer.
With Mansare due to receive French citizenship in the near future, that will make him an even more attractive proposition and he will carefully study the offers before deciding upon his future.