Marseille Eyeing Up Summer Moves For Premier League Stars
They've already brought Dimitri Payet back to the club in January but French side Marseille are keen on bringing more Premier League players to the club when the summer transfer window opens.
Payet managed to get his wish of leaving West Ham for Marseille a few months back after going on strike and the Ligue One side also signed Patrice Evra from Juventus.
The two he could well be joined by a number of international teammates if Marseille get their way.
Marseille were taken over by American billionaire Frank McCourt in October and have cash to splash ahead of the summer.
With Marseille still struggling to get back in the big time and currently lying in fifth position in the French top tier, Rudi Garcia will be have funds available to improve his squad significantly in the summer.
And according to L'Equipe, Marseille have their eyes on a number of Frenchman currently playing in the Premier League.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is being touted as a possible target in attack, with a budget of 40 to 50 million euros apparently being put aside to sign a striker.
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They do also say that signing his Arsenal teammate Laurent Koscielny isn't seen as impossible.
The more likely addition is target Moussa Sissoko, who has struggled to make an impact at Tottenham after Spurs forked out £35 million for him.
Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye is also being talked up as a target for Marseille.
Basically, the French side want to bring a load of French internationals back to France. Roma striker Edin Dzeko and Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic have also been linked.
It could be quite an expensive summer, but if the Phocians want to seriously challenge at the top of the league again, that's what they'll need to do.
They have the money available, after all.
(h/t 101 Great Goals)
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