Marseille interested in signing Miralem Pjanić

Ouest-France report this morning that Marseille are looking to bring in a new midfielder to replace Boubacar Kamara, who left on a free this summer to join Premier League side Aston Villa.

Part of the shortlist of potential arrivals is Bosnian international Miralem Pjanić, who began his career in France by coming through the Metz youth academy and then spending three years at Lyon.

The former Roma and Juventus man is now a Barcelona player, although he spent last season out on loan at Turkish side Beşiktaş, in what was a rather muted season by his standards.

The Catalans, who have the 32-year-old under contract until the end of the 2023/24 season, would be willing to loan him out again for free, but are asking for a large proportion of his salary to be paid by the receiving club, an aspect of the deal which could prove an obstacle for the Ligue 1 team.

Marseille are nevertheless looking to bring in some experience ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign, with journalist Matteo Moretto also indicating that the club were pushing for Villarreal man Francis Coquelin.


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