Palermo full-back Achraf Lazaar claims Marseille are interested in his signature and he would be open to a move to the Stade Velodrome.
Marseille coach Franck Passi has already signed Cameroon left-back Henri Bedimo from Lyon during the close season, but Lazaar could provide strong competition for the 32-year-old if Palermo were to agree a sale.
Lazaar has been a regular in the Palermo starting line-up since joining in January 2014 and he made 30 Serie A appearances for the club last season.
But the Morocco international did not rule out a switch to Ligue 1 if the chance arose, telling Footmercato.net: “It’s true that Marseille is interested [in signing me].
“It would be interesting but if I have to leave Palermo, it will have to be a choice that allows me to move to a higher level, to the next level.”
He added: “Palermo is a great club. A great team.”
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