Like every evening, FCM offers you the 3 OM news of the day! On the program this Thursday: Bailly in the sights, the amount requested for DIENG, another player tracked by English clubs?
Mercato OM: Longoria is now targeting a Manchester defender!
Olympique de Marseille yesterday presented its latest recruit, Alexis Sanchez. The Olympian transfer window is not over yet. A defensive reinforcement is expected, especially as Duje Caleta Car is pushed towards the exit.
The Olympique de Marseille transfer window is not over yet. The Marseille leaders are still hoping for recruits to strengthen Igor Tudor’s group, especially in defense. Knowing that Duje Caleta Car is more than ever pushed towards the exit, Pablo Longoria would have reactivated one of his targets from the winter transfer market. Indeed, as indicated by the newspaper l’Equipe, the Marseille club would have resumed contact with the central defender of Manchester United Eric Bailly (28 years old). The Ivorian international seems open to the Olympian proposal, but the Mancunian club would not want to hear about a loan with an option to buy. Only a dry transfer would be possible for the player under contract until 2024.
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Caleta Car pushed to the exit!
Olympique de Marseille formalized the arrival of Alexis Sanchez on Wednesday. President Pablo Longoria was at a press conference to present the Chilean but also mentioned a few issues following the OM transfer window. Asked about Duje Caleta-Car, the manager affirms that he has not changed his policy regarding the end of the contract.
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” At the location of Caleta Carc this is a special case. Club policy has not changed. OM will not have any player at the end of the contract. It’s clear for the player, we spoke with the player’s entourage » Paul Longori Source: Press conference (10/08/22)
#longoria : “The situation of #CaletaCar he is an individual. Club policy has not changed. OM will not have any player at the end of the contract. It’s clear for the player, we spoke with the player’s entourage.” #ConfOM #ON
– Marseille Football Club (@FCMarseille) August 10, 2022
Mercato OM: Decision taken for the future of Dieng! A sum already mentioned?
Olympique de Marseille would indeed like to separate from Bamba Dieng. According to Fabrizio Romano, the sum of €15m is claimed by the club.
Placed on the transfer list since the summer transfer window, Bamba Dieng should indeed leave Olympique de Marseille. Pablo Longoria would have made the decision to sell the player despite his desire to stay and impose himself in this workforce. According to Fabrizio Romano, two Premier League clubs are interested in his profile. The sum mentioned is €15 million according to information from the Italian journalist.
Bamba Dieng will soon leave Olympique de Marseille. The price will be around 15 million euros, more than two Premier League clubs want to sign him as a talent for the present and the future. 🔵⭐️ #ON
Talks will continue in the coming days to find a solution.
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 11, 2022
“This is a special situation that must be resolved as soon as possible! »
For actor Moussa Maaskri, Tudor made the right choice by removing Bemba Dieng from the team. He understands the Croatian coach’s desire not to play a player who is about to leave. However, he insists that the situation must be resolved quickly or it will become problematic for the club. Maaskri believes that there are no culprits in this case and that everyone is defending their interests. For him, the situation must be settled amicably as quickly as possible in the interest of the player and the club.
“It’s a shame because he’s a young player. He has the future ahead of him. It must not be stopped in its tracks. It is also up to him to know what he wants to do at OM. I think Dieng is a victim of Tudor’s management. He does not want to put in his team a player who is about to leave and that can be understood. He will have more interest in putting on the field someone who will play this season rather than a player who will probably leave before the end of the transfer window. It’s a situation that’s a bit special. I don’t think there is any culprit in this case, either on the player’s side or on the club’s side. This is a situation that needs to be resolved quickly. Bemba Dieng is a good football player and he needs to play. If it’s not at OM, it will be elsewhere. It’s a bit of a problem for the rich. We have a lot of players and we have to let go of several of them who nevertheless have the qualities to make room for others. » Moussa Maaskri – Source: Marseille Football Club (08/08/2022)
Mercato OM: After Dieng, an English club is positioning itself on an undesirable Tudor!
Sidelined from the starting lineup since the arrival in force of Jonathan Clauss, Pol Lirola could leave OM this summer. Southampton would appreciate his profile to replace Livramento, who is still injured.
Olympique de Marseille would not be against a few departures this summer, especially after having recruited massively. This Wednesday, Alexis Sanchez was presented to the press and Pablo Longoria answered a few questions about the rest of the transfer window. The president would like two players in each position, so 22 players in his squad.
Southampton wants Pol Lirola
With Jonathan Clauss who arrived as the starting right-back, Pol Lirola does not have the expected playing time. The Spaniard could consider leaving OM to be more involved in a project. According to several media including Sacha Tavolieri and Sky Sports, Southampton would appreciate his profile.
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The English club would like a reinforcement to compensate for the injury of Tino Livramento, injured since the end of last season and who is still not recovered. The injury was only temporary, the Saints would prefer a loan instead of a dry transfer. To see if that will be enough to satisfy OM and Pol Lirola.
it’s going well with Southampton 😉
— Sacha Tavolieri (@sachatavolieri) August 10, 2022
Longoria would like to find a way out for Cédric Bakambu, Pol Lirola, Sead Kolasinac and Jordan Amavi.
“We have already mentioned the complicated situation of Bamba Dieng. Today, Pablo Longoria would like to part with several players. He would like to find a way out for Cédric Bakambu, Pol Lirola, Sead Kolasinac and Jordan Amavi. We are not immune to the departure of a big player like Milik or Gerson. If in the last days of the transfer window, a club wakes up and decides to put a big offer on the table, it is not impossible that an important element of the workforce will leave. Florent Germain – Source: BFM Marseille (08/08/2022)
Note that OM do not want to sell Gerson or any “important” player, especially at the end of the transfer window. We know the list of players that OM want to part with. But we just hypothesized that 1 good offer would arrive for a top player, if OM had not managed to sell before..
— Florent Germain (@flogermain) August 9, 2022