Late last week, we covered the latest in France regarding Marseille’s interest in Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham.

When we last left the story, local newspaper La Provence stated the Ligue 1 side had already made the first move and reached out to ‘gather information’ on the former France U21 midfielder, which is as far as things got for the time being.

It was also noted that André Villas-Boas’ new side were facing tough competition for the 23-year-old, adding another issue to an already complicated deal.

The regional outlet provide a smaller yet equally important update on Tuesday, explaining the current situation Marseille find themselves in ahead of the transfer window.

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It’s made clear the Celtic midfielder is a clear target for the French side this summer, but a move entirely depends on players exiting the club, preferably for large sums of money.

Morgan Sanson, Maxime Lopez, Kevin Strootman and Luiz Gustavo are all named as likely candidates to gather the funds required to sign Ntcham from Parkhead, and these are the transfers Celtic fans need to keep an eye on if they are worried of losing the former Manchester City man.

We’ll do our best to do that for you, but for now, Ntcham remains on Marseille’s ‘shortlist’, and that’s it.

It’s worth noting Morgan Sanson was very recently linked with a move to West Ham, with Marseille asking for €35m, and such an exit would likely immediately trigger a move for the Celtic player.

However, in Spain it’s being reported the Hammers are close to a deal for Villarreal’s Pablo Fornals.