French giants Marseille are considering a summer bid for Newcastle United midfielder Henri Saivet, according to La Provence.
OM are in desperate need of reinforcements and they seem ready to offer the former Bordeaux starlet an escape route from St James’ Park.
Marseille sporting department have established initial contact with the midfielder’s representatives and it remains to be seen whether they can persuade the 25-year-old to join.
OM also need to find an agreement with Newcastle United, although the Championship side are expected to entertain offers for Saivet after he only made four Premier League appearances last season.
Saivet is a product of Bordeaux youth academy and while he began his career as a forward, he has been used as a central midfielder of late.
The talented footballer has a deal until June 2021 with Newcastle United, but chances are he could be leaving as early as this summer.