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William Saliba rebuffs Lille, Newcastle & Nice

L’Équipe report that 20-year-old French central defender William Saliba had turned down approaches from Ligue 1 duo Lille and OGC Nice, as well as Premier League side Newcastle United, as he is convinced that a move to Marseille for 2021/22 will give him the most visibility.

Saliba had a strong conversation with OM manager Jorge Sampaoli which certainly aided the French defender in coming to this conclusion and the arrival at the club of Mattéo Guendouzi, who Saliba gets on very well with, was certainly another plus point for a move to the South of France.

OM intend to make Saliba their player this week, although most likely on loan without an option to buy.

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