Lille manager denies Basa sale is imminent

Rene Girard spoke today to L’Equipe to deny rumors that the club are close to selling center-back Marko Basa, who has been strongly linked with Roma this transfer window.

“Basa is an important player in our project, and, at the moment, I don’t see why he’d leave. We’ve gotten many calls (for our players), but the group is still here.”

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