L’Équipe report today that Marseille are closing in on the signing of Manchester City’s right wing-back Issa Kabore, who spent last year out on loan at Ligue 1 side Troyes, who are part of the City Football Group. Foot Mercato report that an agreement has been found between the two clubs, and that the player is expected to travel to Marseille today.
OM were initially in talks with the Burkina Faso international back in early July, as he was considered a Plan B should the club fail in its bid to sign Jonathan Clauss from Lens – now, the 21-year-old is being targeted as a rotation option behind the French international.
The details are set to be ironed out today over what is expected to be an initial loan with with a permanent clause, which will not be obligatory, worth around €20m
Kaboré, who made 31 appearances for ESTAC last year, will become Marseille’s tenth signing of the summer, and is expected to arrive this weekend. Manager Igor Tudor had stated that a new arrival was imminent in yesterday’s press conference, explaining that he wanted four players to cover the two wing-back positions so as to provide enough depth for the season ahead.