Bouchet wants Pedretti
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Both Paris Saint Germain and Lyon are interested in Pedretti - who has expressed his desire to one day play in England with Arsenal.
However, Bouchet has targeted the player as a key acquisition, and hints that a deal is already in place for Sochaux team-mate Frau.
"Pedretti wants to come and we want to get him," Bouchet told magazine But.
"We have to be realistic. Paris or Lyon will both offer Champions League and that could be an element in his decision, but everyone knows that Marseille is a stepping stone to a great career.
"Pedretti has a strong character and I don't believe he can work with [PSG coach] Vahid Halilhodzic.
"If he wants to discover the passion in football then he would do well to avoid Lyon.
"Pedretti is a key player to sign for us and he would slot in with former Sochaux player Camel Meriem and Pierre-Alan Frau."