Midtjylland reject Anderlecht’s offer for Bubacarr Sanneh

Belgian giants Anderlecht have had a €5m bid for Gambia defender Bubacarr Sanneh rejected by Danish champions FC Midtjylland.

The Scorpions centre-back has been attracting plenty of interest less than one year into his FC Midtjylland career.

The 34-time Belgian champions are known to be keen admirers of the 23-year-old and have placed an initial offer of €3.5m which was rejected by Midtjylland before upping their offer to €4m.

Anderlecht were hoping they could trump ahead of other clubs to move for the centre-back by placing another €5m on Thursday but that, according to Danish tabloid, BT, has been snubbed too by Midtjylland who are not keen to sell.

Midtjylland’s insistent in keeping hold of the Gambian stems from their interest to qualify to the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League, qualification of which they open in the second qualifying round campaign with a trip to either the winner between Kazakhstan’s FC Astana or Montenegrin side FK Sutjeska Nikšić.

Gambia Sports meanwhile can confirm that Anderlecht, one-time UEFA Cup (UEFA Europa League) champions, will place a new bid of €6m next week for Sanneh, with the club willing to go as high as €7m in order to get their main defensive target.

But with Midtjylland reluctant to let any of their key players leave – and that includes Gambia international Bubacarr Sanneh – it remains to be seen if the new offer will be tempting enough for them to part with the former AC Horsens defender, who joined them in January.