Marseille Rumors & News

  • Tottenham and West Ham target Michy Batshuayi to leave Marseille in the summer

    Daily Mirror "Marseille have sparked a scramble from English clubs by confirming £31million striker Michy Batshuayi will leave the club this summer. West Ham and Tottenham have both confirmed that they want the talented 22-year-old, who has scored 21 goals in all competition this season. Liverpool and..." May 13

  • West Ham offer £31.5m for Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi but face competition

    The Guardian "West Ham United have offered €40m (£31m) to Marseille for Michy Batshuayi but face competition from a host of European clubs including Juventus to sign the Belgium striker this summer. Slaven Bilic’s side are long-term admirers of the 22-year-old, who has scored 16 goals for Marseille this..." May 06

  • Michy Batshuayi to Tottenham: Belgian striker prefers Spurs move over West Ham and Juventus

    London Evening Standard "Michy Batshuayi would favour a move to Tottenham over West Ham if both clubs bid for him this summer. The Belgium forward is firmly on the radar of the London pair, as well as Italian champions Juventus, after scoring 23 goals for Marseille this season. Batshuayi is valued at about..." April 26

  • Everton transfer target Steve Mandanda refusing to start talks with Marseille over new contract

    Daily Mirror "Everton target Steve Mandanda is refusing to commit his future to Marseille. The France keeper, 30, is out of contract at the end of the season. His club, currently 13th in Ligue 1, have yet to agree a new deal, and Mandanda insists talks must remain on hold. He said: “My future? We will..." March 09

  • Tottenham in advanced talks over Michy Batshuayi transfer

    Metro "Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, according to reports. The Belgian forward was strongly linked with Spurs during the January transfer window, but Marseille insisted he would stay put. " February 11

  • Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi signs new contract with Marseille

    The Guardian "The Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, a reported transfer target for Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Newcastle, has signed a new deal with the Ligue 1 club. The 22-year-old has committed his future to Marseille until 2020, the club said on their official website. The Marseille defender Benjamin..." January 06

  • Gunners to fight Spurs for Michy Batshuayi

    The Telegraph "Michy Batshuayi has scored on his first two international appearances for Belgium after earning his full call-up following a prolific first season at Marseille. The powerful 22-year-old striker has the same qualities as his fellow Belgian strikers of Congolese heritage – Christian Benteke and..." December 13

  • Tottenham hope to beat Arsenal with early bid for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi

    Daily Mail "Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to make an early offer in January for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi in a bid to secure back-up for Harry Kane. Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign another forward to share the workload with Kane amid fears they would be caught short if their main goalscorer got..." December 11

  • Crystal Palace eye £15m club record deal for Newcastle target (who wants Real Madrid move)

    The Express "Batshuayi is reportedly wanted by a number of clubs, including Premier League outfit Newcastle. Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid have also been linked with the 22-year-old. But Palace believe they can capture Belgium international Batshuayi with a £15million offer, claim The..." December 09

  • Liverpool and Chelsea in three-way transfer tussle for Ligue 1 star as Lazio enter race

    The Express "The Marseille defender is reported to be a target for the Premier League pair but his form this season appears to have attracted a number of admirers. And Corriere cello Sport claim Serie A giants Lazio are keen to beat everyone to his signature. Blues boss Jose Mourinho is desperate for..." November 17

  • Marseille slap £35m price tag on Arsenal and Chelsea target

    talkSport "Marseille have slapped a £35m price tag on Arsenal and Chelsea target Michy Batshuayi. The striker is one of the hottest prospects in European football and has been scouted by all of the continents' top clubs. Arsenal and Chelsea are both keen on the 22-year-old, but they have now been told..." November 14

  • Report: BBVA will drop La Liga sponsorship at end of season

    The Score "Spanish bank BBVA will reportedly drop its naming rights and sponsorship of La Liga's Primera and Segunda (first and second) divisions at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. BBVA has been the primary name sponsor for the Spanish leagues since 2006 in the second division and 2008 in the first,..." September 29

  • Marseille and Lyon match marred by hooliganism

    Pro Soccer Talk "Marseille and Lyon are two of the biggest rivals in French football, but things were taken too far when the sides met today in Ligue 1 action. The match, which was played in Marseille, was stopped in the second half with Lyon leading 1-0. Referee Ruddy Buquet ordered both teams to head to the..." September 21

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger asks board to seal Michy Batshuayi transfer – report

    Metro "Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has asked the board to complete the January transfer of Michy Batshuayi, according to reports. Batshuayi is one of the hottest prospects in European football and it is thought the Gunners have been tracking the Marseille striker ahead of a potential move in the New..." September 21

  • Newcastle spends again, splashing $18 million on Marseille midfielder Thauvin

    Pro Soccer Talk "Newcastle United got its man. Florian Thauvin has long been a target for Northeast England club, and Wednesday found him a member of it. It’s five-year deal for Thauvin, and the move reportedly cost the club $18 million and the services of last summer’s French flop, Remy Cabella, who wasn’t..." August 19

  • Marseille winger Florian Thauvin close to £12m transfer to Newcastle

    The Guardian "Florian Thauvin is inching closer to completing a £12m move from Marseille to Newcastle United with Rémy Cabella possibly moving in the opposite direction. Steve McClaren knows Alexsandar Mitrovic, the club’s £13m striker, requires crosses to be properly effective and believes Thauvin has the..." August 18

  • Marseille manager resigns one match into French Ligue 1 season

    Sporting News "Marcelo Bielsa has resigned as coach of Marseille just one game into the French Ligue 1 season. Marseille was beaten 1-0 by Caen on Saturday, prompting the fiery Argentine to leave the Stade Velodrome one year into a contract set to take him through 2017. Bielsa surprisingly announced his..." August 08

  • Manchester City could lose starlet Marcos Lopes

    Daily Mail "Manchester City face a battle to keep one of the club's most higly-rated youngsters after it emerged that attacking midfielder Marcos 'Rony' Lopes is a transfer target for a host of French sides. Lyon, Monaco and Marseille have registered their interest in the 19-year-old forward and Sportsmail..." August 03

  • Andre Ayew keen on move to boyhood club Liverpool as Everton and Newcastle also express interest

    Daily Mail "Andre Ayew is keen on a move to Liverpool this summer. The Ghana international will be a free agent as he is out of contract at Marseille and wants to join the Anfield club who he supported as a boy. Everton, Newcastle and Swansea have all shown interest while Ayew's representatives have held..." April 16

  • ‘I have always been a Liverpool fan’ – Marseille star Andre Ayew

    London Evening Standard "Ghana star Andre Ayew admits that it would be an ‘honour’ to move to the Premier League, before revealing that he is a Liverpool fan since childhood. The 25-year-old forward has been linked with clubs across Europe, with departure from Marseille this summer looking increasingly likely. Ayew..." April 15

  • Newcastle United target Andre Ayew set to leave Marseille in the summer

    Chronicle Live "Marseille have accepted defeat in their bid to keep Andre Ayew at the Velodrome. It is understood that Newcastle United have offered the winger a pre-contract with his deal at Marseille due to expire at the end of the season. Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund are also thought to be in the..." March 17

  • Multiple PL clubs interested in Andre Ayew

    Pro Soccer Talk "Andre Ayew has become one of the hottest names on the transfer market as a bundle of Premier League clubs have eyes on the Ghanaian international. Reports pen Liverpool, Everton, Swansea City, Hull City and West Ham as five clubs that would like to acquire the services of the 2011 African..." October 20

  • Benitez in £17m plot to derail Arsenal bid

    Sports Direct News "Arsenal are reported to be considering making an offer for Marseille defender Nicolas Nkoulou in the January transfer window but will face rival interest from Serie A club Napoli. According to French publication Le 10 Sport, Nkoulou has been targeted by Arsenal for some time after first..." December 17

  • Chelsea step up £25m move for fiery Marseille anchorman Giannelli Imbula

    The Express "Chelsea are plotting a £25million move for Marseille’s hot-headed defensive midfielder Giannelli Imbula. He was dropped from the France Under-21 squad this week for saying ‘something inappropriate’ to a member of staff and was forced to apologise in public. Imbula has been watched several..." November 14

  • Liverpool and Newcastle in hunt for Marseille's £10m striker Andre Ayew

    Daily Mirror "Andre Ayew will be a £10million target for Premier League clubs in the next transfer window. The Ghana international front man looks certain to be sold by Olympique Marseille after their dreadful show in Europe and a dismal start to the domestic campaign. They are bottom of their Champions..." November 03

  • Chelsea plan £50million spree with Imbula and Mangala lined up

    Metro "Chelsea are ready to splash £50million in the January transfer window on Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula and FC Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala. Blues boss Jose Mourinho is eager to strengthen his squad in the New Year and has identified the duo as two of his top targets. Centre back..." October 21

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