On the verge of selling Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea for a solid €40m (£33m), Marseille are desperately going to need a starting striker next season.

With limited funds while they wait for someone to buy the club from the current owner, it appears Marseille fans will need to make do with another season of free transfers and loan deals.

The name at the top of Franck Passi’s list, Marseille’s current interim manager, is former Lyon and current Swansea striker Bafétimbi Gomis.

Starting the season very strongly, the France international struggled to put the ball in the back of the net most of the time, and Swansea could be happy to see him leave on loan, as they did with Éder to Lille last year.

According to La Provence in France, Franck Passi is doing his all to bring Gomis to Marseille, having already held a phone call with him to discuss the possibility.

One stumbling block, however, might be the wages, which Swansea might be ask to contribute to if they really want to get rid of the Frenchman temporarily.

When it comes to names and possible transfers, La Provence are normally spot on, such are their connections with the club, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this did eventually happen.