As reported by RMC, Marseille have opened talks with representatives of Roma’s Dutch forward Justin Kluivert after his loan spell with OGC Nice came to an end at the end of this season.
The player’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta – who took over from Mino Raiola after he sadly passed away earlier this year, spoke with OM officials on Thursday over the 23-year-old joining the Velodrome club this summer.
Kluivert’s Roma contract has just one season left to run and he isn’t part of Jose Mourinho’s plans in the Italian capital. Although his form fluctuated wildly with Nice last season, the forward’s 12 goal contributions in 31 games across all competitions was enough to convince OM of his worth in French football.
Monaco are also said to be pursuing the Dutchman and the Principality side have been quoted €15m.
With coach Jorge Sampaoli reportedly considering his future over a slow start to the window, the club were given a boost this week as French football’s financial watchdog, the DNCG, gave Marseille the green light on their 2022/23 budget, easing restrictions on wages.