Having sold André Franck Zambo Anguissa to Fulham for €30m, Marseille are now looking around Europe to try and find someone who could replace the Cameroon international.
The first name on the list remains Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, who could see his spot quickly taken by André Gomes, despite starting in his side’s 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton at the weekend.
However, should that fall through, Le Phocéen in France, a well informed Marseille based website, believe there’s a good chance the Ligue 1 side could make a move for Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny.
The reason for this is the club’s director of football, Andoni Zubizarreta, is a big fan of the Egypt international, having allegedly already tried to bring him in on loan in January.
Despite securing a lot of money from Zambo Anguissa’s sale, Marseille’s preferred course of action here would be an initial loan, as they are also on the market for a new striker, who would likely cost a lot more money.
We’ll have to wait and see, but with some midfield reinforcements already coming in at the Emirates, and two weeks left in the French transfer window, there’s plenty of time for this to develop.