Former Fulham defender Maxime Le Marchand close to joining Strasbourg

Having sold three first team centre-backs over the summer with only Marseille youngster Lucas Perrin joining as a replacement, Strasbourg’s poor start in Ligue 1 has underlined their weaknesses in their central defensive area.

To solve that issue, the Alsace club, now managed by former Rennes boss Julien Stéphan, are looking to add former Fulham defender Maxime Le Marchand to their ranks, according to Le10Sport.

The 31-year-old was released at the end of his contract with the relegated Premier League club this summer and is expected to sign a two-year deal with Strasbourg in the coming days.