The agent of Aston Villa midfielder Yacouba Sylla says a loan departure is an option for January.
Sylla has managed just seven appearances for Villa so far this season.
Moussa Sissoko told Foot Mercato: "In the short term, his future is at Aston Villa, where he arrived at the end of the last winter transfer window.
"His adaptation went well, he greatly contributed to maintaining Aston Villa in the Premier League. I was asked by some French clubs, who wish to take him on loan, but we must first make a point with his coach (Paul Lambert) to see if he will give him more playing time in the second half of the season.
"A loan may be possible, if the coach wants. Clubs that have asked me are Ligue 1 only."
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