Olympique de Marseille are working on a deal to sign Matteo Guendouzi this summer, though the player is hoping to play Champions League football.

Matteo Guendouzi, Matheus Cunha, and Dodi Lukebakio celebrate a goal in the match between Hertha BSC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, at the Olympiastadion. Berlin, 21.03.21. Photo: Andreas Gora
Matteo Guendouzi, Matheus Cunha, and Dodi Lukebakio celebrate a goal in the match between Hertha BSC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, at the Olympiastadion. Berlin, 21.03.21. Photo: Andreas Gora

La Provence report that the Marseille hierarchy are working on a move for Matteo Guendouzi, with Boubacar Kamara’s future at the club uncertain.

For his part, Guendouzi would reportedly like to be playing for a club with Champions League football next season. That rules out Arsenal, unfortunately, but it would also exclude Marseille. The Ligue 1 club are too far off the Champions League places now.

L’Equipe have also recently reported that Marseille are anticipating the departure of key midfielder Kamara this summer, and that they’d lined up Matteo Guendouzi as a replacement.

Guendouzi has a year left on his Arsenal deal and spent the season on loan with Hertha BSC, but they’re seemingly not planning a permanent transfer for him.

For the time being, he’s out injured. He picked up a fractured metatarsal in his foot during his most recent game for Hertha, which turned out to be his last after they ruled him out for the rest of the season.

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