No official approach made for Stade de Reims' Julian Jeanvier

There have been no official approach made for Julian Jeanvier, a source close to the move has informed VAVEL. The Stade de Reims centre-back has been linked with Huddersfield, Fulham and Strasbourg.

No official approach made for Stade de Reims' Julian Jeanvier
Julian Jeanvier representing Stade de Reims against Gazelec Ajaccio in 2016. Source - Getty Images/Andre Ferreira.

There have been no official approaches for Stade de ReimsJulian Jeanvier, a source can confirm.

Fulham and Huddersfield have been linked with the defender following reports from French radio station, RMC.

Reims are also said to be reluctant to sell the centre-back following a terrific debut season for the club.

Jeanvier has just one year left on his current deal that was signed when the defender arrived at the Stade Auguste Delaune from Lille last summer.

The ex-France U19 international is also reportedly being courted by Strasbourg, who were promoted to Ligue 1 on the final day of the season.

Jeanvier voted Ligue 2's best defender

The 25-year-old has been attracting attention after a stellar campaign in France’s second division. Jeanvier played 30 matches in all competitions last season, a record for the former Nancy centre-half, and scored three goals as Reims finished seventh.

His performances rightfully earned him a place in Ligue 2’s Team of the Year and he was also voted the division's best defender after conceding just 30 goals in 29 league starts.

Julian Jeanvier in action against Ligue 2 champions Strasbourg in April. Source - Getty Images/Dave Winter.
Julian Jeanvier in action against Ligue 2 champions Strasbourg in April. Source - Getty Images/Dave Winter.

The imposing right-footed defender was trained at the prestigious Clairefontaine and has spent time on loan in Belgium and with boyhood club Red Star.

Jeanvier has experience in the top flight after playing 10 Ligue 1 games for Nancy at the age of 20.

Nobody has come in for Jeanvier, yet

According to a source close to the move, “there has not been any propositions yet” and “Reims do not want to let [Jeanvier] go”.

The two-time European Cup finalists announced they had sold right-back Hamari Traore to Stade de Rennes on Wednesday and will be looking to keep other star players from leaving in this window.

There has been confirmed interest for Jeanvier from abroad with Fulham and Huddersfield believed to be those wishing to sign the player.

Slaviša Jokanović (L) and David Wanger (R) could both benefit from signing Jeanvier. Source - Getty Images/Kurt Fairhurst.
Jokanović (L) and Wanger (R) could both benefit from signing Jeanvier. Source - Getty Images/Kurt Fairhurst.

Huddersfield and Fulham were two of the Championship’s best sides last term as both finished in the top six. The Terriers ultimately sealed promotion via the play-offs while Fulham faltered to Reading at the semi-final stage.

Both earned praise for their styles of football and Jeanvier would likely fit each system with the imposing centre-back willing to press opponents and play out from the back.

David Wanger signed centre-back Christopher Schindler for a club record fee 12 months ago and will be aiming to bolster their defensive personnel. Slaviša Jokanović’s side, meanwhile, could lose loanee Tomas Kalas and Ryan Sessegnon with the players’ future still in the air.

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