Laurent Koscielny is said to be open to a summer move to Marseille with contact between his people and the Ligue 1 club already reported to have been made.
- Marseille’s new owner is willing to invest €200m
- Arsenal want €20m for Koscielny
- Ligue 1 club looking for leader
- Kos said to be open to the idea of move if Wenger leaves
According to Le10 Sport [via Sport Witness], despite only signing a new deal with Arsenal in January, which takes him up to 2020, Koscielny is said to be considering a move back to France.
Marseille apparently need a centre-back who can lead their team and although it was originally thought they wouldn’t cough up the €20m that Arsenal were asking for in exchange for the 31-year-old, their new owner, Frank McCourt, has pledged to invest €200m into the club over the next four years.
Therefore, the French club now have the money to spend.
The only fly in Marseille’s ointment is Arsene Wenger, who Kos is very close to.
Wenger’s yet to reveal whether he’ll be staying at Arsenal next season or not but it’s looking likely.
Apparently, if Wenger stays, the chances are Kos will as well.