Marseille, Lyon and OGC Nice all have West Ham United’s Saïd Benrahma on their transfer agenda, according to L’Equipe.

The Algeria international is going through a ‘very delicate’ moment this season, after being reduced to a substitute role at the London club. He also failed to impress when David Moyes gave him opportunities and had mixed performances with the national team.

Algeria manager Djamel Belmadi hasn’t included the West Ham player in his squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The winger’s situation with the Hammers hasn’t stopped French clubs from looking at him for the winter market.

Lyon’s interest in the 28-year-old has been known for several days and there have been talks over a potential deal. The discussions are made complicated with the involvement of several intermediaries. Nice, for their part, have been monitoring him for a while.

L’Equipe state it’s Marseille that ‘appeals even more’ to the West Ham attacker. He could see himself adapting well and having an important role, if he were to join them.

The report suggests Benrahma’s entourage are looking for loan with a purchase option, which can be activated if Marseille qualify for the Champions League. However, the Ligue 1 side are more cautious because of their own financial situation.

It’s said Marseille, who are having problems with their wage bill, have a limited budget to cover the Algeria’s current salary and this could be an issue for them to sign him next month.