French media outlet L’Equipe has learned that Marseille are closing in on former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby.
The 29-year-old is a free agent after the Gunners opted against extending his deal, and Premier League outfit West Brom moved to confirm they had offered the Frenchman a contract.
However, the latest reports suggest that Diaby has accepted a proposal from Marseille and will be moving to Stade Velodrome in the coming days.
Having been given the all clear by club doctor Christophe Baudot, OM decided to make an offer to the former France international that contains a relatively low salary with huge appearance bonuses.
Arsenal ultimately decided to release Diaby after he only made one league appearances in two years, but Marseille officials seem to believe he still has a lot to offer.
OM had previously signed Lassana Diarra on a free transfer, meaning they are on the verge of getting two quality players completely free of charge.