Lorient have made an offer to Romain Hamouma

34-year-old French attacker Romain Hamouma has received a contract proposal from Ligue 1 relegation battlers FC Lorient – his current deal with St Étienne expires in June.

The likelihood of Hamouma remaining at ASSE is diminishing by the day, despite ongoing contract extension negotiations, which began several months ago, that have yet to produce a positive outcome.

Last summer, Lorient already tried to sign the player, but their €1m offer was rejected out of hand.

Hamouma’s suitors are likely to be several this summer and Les Merlus have decided to move early, as the player is tempted by a final contract that takes him outside of France.