Rojo pursuit reveals Marseille’s main priority


Like a broken record, Marseille continue to find themselves linked with a summer swoop for either Mario Balotelli or Olivier Giroud. However, according to various sources in France, the chances of pulling off a deal for the former Manchester City and AC Milan striker have significantly reduced in recent weeks, with agent Mino Raiola said to be demanding excessive commission fees. As for the newly-crowned FIFA World Cup winner, Les Olympiens face tough competition from Atlético Madrid to secure his signature before the transfer window closes. Continue reading

Giroud and Marseille are a match made in heaven


It looks increasingly likely that Marseille’s attempts to sign Mario Balotelli are set to end in failure, with agent Mino Raiola continuing to demand commission rates that are beyond the club’s financial means. Meanwhile, according to the latest reports from an array of sources including Eurosport and Foot Mercato, OM sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has switched his attention towards luring Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud to the Orange Vélodrome. But how exactly would the 31-year-old fit into Rudi Garcia’s plans this season? Continue reading

Ćaleta-Car capture represents solid business by Marseille


After weeks of mounting speculation, Marseille finally announced their first signing of this summer’s transfer window yesterday afternoon. News broke on Thursday that Les Olympiens had pipped La Liga side Sevilla with a €20 million bid for Red Bull Salzburg defender Duje Ćaleta-Car, who was part of Croatia’s record-breaking World Cup squad in Russia. Continue reading