Just a few days ago, it was made clear that Marseille were interested in Sead Kolasinac, as Jorge Sampaoli had made it clear he wanted a new left-back.

With no natural option in the role following Jordan Amavi’s departure for OGC Nice, the club had been using Luan Peres in the role, which was only suitable in the short-term.

That’s why Arsenal’s Bosnian international was being looked at, and it seems the transfer is just around the corner.

We say this because RMC Sport are now reporting the player ‘has arrived in Marseille’ and will ‘quickly sign his contract’ with the Ligue 1 side.

That comes after the defender ‘was freed’ of his contract at Arsenal, meaning this is now expected to be a permanent transfer for the Bosnia international, who joined the Gunners from Schalke 04 in 2017 on a free deal.

He had made five appearances in all competitions for the Emirates side this season, taking his tally to 118 games for the London based club, during which he scored five goals and picked up 15 assists.