Marseille open talks with Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah over transfer

Marseille have turned their attention to an Arsenal player after reaching an agreement with Manchester United for Mason Greenwood.

The French outfit recently confirmed the appointment of Roberto De Zerbi as their new manager and they are currently focused on pursuing players from the Premier League.

They have already sealed the deal for Greenwood from the Red Devils and Foot Mercato claim that Les Phoceens are presently in talks with Eddie Nketiah over a potential switch.

The 25-year-old is reportedly interested in a new challenge in Ligue 1, and it remains to be seen whether Marseille can find an agreement with the Gunners for his transfer.

Nketiah looks likely to leave Arsenal this summer

The Gunners graduate started last season in a very bright fashion. He scored five goals from 10 league games including a superb hat-trick against Sheffield United at home.

However, he managed to score just one more in the Champions League. Nketiah was a regular substitute in 2024 and did not feature in nine of the final 12 league games.

The club are currently in the transfer market for a marquee striker. With a huge outlay required to sign one, the hierarchy could open the door for Nketiah’s summer exit.

Marseille recently agreed a £27 million package including add-ons for Greenwood. As part of the deal, United have retained a huge sell-on clause in the region of 40-50 percent.

The Gunners could be prepared to accept a similar proposal for Nketiah if he has his sights on joining Marseille instead of another club from the Premier League such as Fulham.

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