This was bound to happen at some stage, and it’s already started: football websites are getting a bit carried away with Marseille’s new owners and their will to reestablish the club as one of the main forces of French football.

The southern side, currently 14th in Ligue 1 with nine points from their first eight games, will become Frank McCourt’s property towards the end of the year, and a rebuilding plan is already in place called “OM Champions Project”.

With €150m to be injected into the club over the next few years, bigger signings are to be expected, and some could arrive as soon as January, if there is a possibility of doing so.

Buzzsport in France, however, are getting a tad carried away, as they claim one of the targeted players could be Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin.

The French midfielder, who hasn’t established himself as a starter under José Mourinho as of yet, could apparently be looking for time on the pitch elsewhere, especially if he is to ever make the France squad again in the near future.

A loan to France, and more precisely Marseille, which is said to be of interest to him, could be on the cards, with the player returning to French football for the first time since leaving Strasbourg in 2008 for Southampton.

With only 170 minutes under his belt so far, frustration might be starting to set in, but to go as far as going to Marseille when plenty of clubs in better situations would want your services? We don’t buy it.

Who knows, though? Stranger things have happened.