Following Arsenal captain, Alexandre Lacazette’s transfer to Olympique Lyon in the French league, Matteo Guendouzi is set to follow him to France, but to Marseille.
Newsbreak reports that Guendouzi spent the 2021-22 campaign on loan in the south of France and enjoyed a fine season, helping Jorge Sampaoli’s side to a second-placed finish in Ligue 1 and forcing his way into Didier Deschamps’ France squad.
Arsenal will receive around €10.5 million (£9m/$11.2m) for the France international.
The transfer fee was agreed last summer as part of the loan that initially took the 23-year-old to Marseille.
Marseille originally paid around £850,000 to take the midfielder on loan for the season, and had an option included in the deal to make the move permanent in the summer of 2022.
That option is now set to be triggered, with the deal to be wrapped up soon after Guendouzi’s involvement with the France national team in the UEFA Nations League is over.