L'OM still working on Marlet deal
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Stade Velodrome outfit have an option in place to keep the striker on loan for another season from Fulham, but the former Lyon man wants a permanent deal in place before the start of the new campaign.
Fulham are willing to sell and are talking to l'OM about a transfer.
Marseille have a two-year contract on the table waiting to be signed, but Marlet could head elsewhere if the Mediterranean side cannot agree a deal with Chris Coleman's Fulham.
"The discussions are continuing," was all Marseille's sporting director Pape Diouf would say on the subject.
Paris Saint Germain, Lens and Turkish outfit Besiktas have been monitoring the situation, but Marseille would appear to be in pole position to secure the striker's signature.
A player who may not be in the Marseille squad next term is Camel Meriem.
The midfielder had an impressive loan spell at Marseille from Bordeaux, but a lack of funds could scupper a permanent deal.
Bordeaux are unwilling to shift from their é¼7 million asking price and this is beyond what Marseille are willing to pay.
"It is debateable whether we can legitimately invest so much money in this boy," added Diouf. "Even if his qualities are not in question."