Rennes midfielder Romain Alessandrini has urged club chiefs to allow him to join Marseille in the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old has exploded onto the biggest stage last season, which has seen his name linked with a number of high-profile clubs.
French giants Marseille are believed to have made Alessandrini their number one target in the summer transfer window and they recently had a €7 million bid rejected for the player’s services.
The highly rated midfielder, who was born in Marseille, has made it clear that he would be delighted to join OM this summer.
“A club like OM, who play in the Champions League, want you, what do you do? This is a chance for me,” Alessandrini told L’Equipe.
“And the possibility of returning to my region, my family, it counts a lot. I really want to join OM.”
Alessandrini joined Rennes from Clermont last summer and immediately developed into a key player at Stade de la Route de Lorient.
He has been in scintillating form last term, scoring 10 goals and producing 5 assists in 22 Ligue 1 matches. Les Bretons are not too keen on selling their prized asset, but they would not be able to resist a big money offer.