In search of at least one central defender, Olympique de Marseille opened the door in parallel to the departure of striker Arkadiusz Milik.
A departure from Milik is not excluded.
Olympique de Marseille is definitely one of the big players in this transfer window. On Wednesday, the Marseille club formalized the arrival of Issa Kabor, loaned by Manchester City with a fixed purchase option of 20 million euros.
The young right side represents the 10th recruit of the Marseille summer, and certainly not the last!
Complicated negotiations for Bailly
This Thursday, the newspaper La Provence confirms that a central defender is still expected, or even two in the event of the departure of Duje Caleta-Car, again pushed towards the exit one year from the end of his contract. And precisely, in recent days, the name of Eric Bailly (28 years old) has circulated a lot this post on the Canebire.
Between the English media, which affirmed that OM is well placed in this file, and the Foot Mercato site, which added that Manchester United would be ready to lend the Ivorian, a certain optimism was even beginning to arise in this file. But this is tempered by the regional daily which speaks of complicated discussions between the two clubs. The newspaper also denies the track Evan Ndicka (Eintracht Frankfurt), mentioned by the German press, indicating that no discussion took place about the ex-Auxerrois. But, as he had done for Chancel Mbemba, the Marseille president Pablo Longoria may be secretly working on a track that has not yet leaked…
Milik is 20 M€
If the vice-champion of France wishes to strengthen in central defense, where he has 5 players for 3 places and intends to double the positions, he must on the other hand slim down in attack. The Bamba Dieng and Cdric Bakambu files being visibly at an impasse because of the position of the parties concerned, a departure from Arkadiusz Milik is not excluded, reveals L’Equipe! Even if he started the first two days of the championship as a starter, the 28-year-old striker does indeed have an interesting market value and Longoria has authorized certain agents to blow the name of the Polish international several European curiae. Without wanting to push the former Neapolitan out, OM are studying all the possibilities and are inclined to let him go for a check estimated at 20 million euros, whether via a dry transfer or a loan with an obligation to pay. purchase.
For his part, Milik feels good in Marseille and does not want to leave to play in the Champions League. However, the native of Tychy, who is in the plans of his trainer Igor Tudor, will be ready to listen to the proposed project in the event of an interesting opportunity. For the time being, Juventus Turin prefers Memphis Depay (FC Barcelona), while Valencia, also interested, does not have the finances to recruit him. Suffice to say that a departure from the scorer is far from being acted upon…
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