French giants Marseille are close to agreeing a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva from Real Madrid, according to La Provence.
OM expect to sell Mario Lemina to Juventus in the coming hours and have reportedly chosen los Blancos footballer as his replacement.
New coach Michel has asked the club officials to try and lure the 22-year-old to Stade Velodrome and they might be able to grant his wish.
Namely, Marseille have all but agreed a season-long loan that will not contain a purchase option, and while the player is tempted by the prospect of joining OM, he wants to wait and see whether he will receive other offers.
Spanish coach Michel enjoyed a perfect start to his career at Stade Velodrome, leading his side to a 6-0 triumph over Troyes and OM can now be backed at 21/20 to defeat Guingamp on the road and continue to climb the Ligue 1 standings.