It’s been made clear repeatedly in France that Marseille want to sign Arsenal’s Mattéo Guendouzi this summer.

Over the weekend, L’Equipe reported that it’s ‘unlikely’ the midfielder will remain at the Emirates beyond the transfer window.

The 22-year-old wasn’t included in Mikel Arteta’s plans for the 2020/21 season, forcing him to spend the last campaign on loan at Hertha Berlin. He will return to the north London club, but the Frenchman’s future is likely to be away from the Gunners.

La Provence now focuses on the efforts made by Jorge Sampaoli’s side to complete the former Lorient man’s signing.

It’s claimed the player has ‘reached an agreement’ with the Ligue 1 club, but the latter must find an agreement with Arsenal. His ‘fate’ depends on this.

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According to the claims, Guendouzi’s move to Marseille is ‘still subject to negotiations’ with the Premier League side.

Arsenal want to cut ties with Guendouzi, who still has a year left on his contract with them. A fee of less than €15m is expected for Marseille to complete his deal.