Nice set to sell key players

Ligue 1 side Nice are reportedly bracing themselves for a summer exodus with a number of key players set to be sold off.

French newspaper L'Equipe believes the south-coast side need to reduce their wage bill having plundered into debt issues.

Star striker Dario Cvitanich and goalkeeper David Ospina have both just one year remaining on their contracts, and are set to depart in a bid to help the financially-stricken side.

Eric Bautheac and former Middlesbrough midfielder Didier Digard have also been linked with a move away, with the latter revealing he had the opportunity to sign for a Champions League side last summer.

Despite their financial troubles, Nice remain in a comfortable 12th position in the league following an impressive 1-0 win in Marseille on Friday.