Gazzetta dello Sport report today that Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille have offered €10m to Napoli for Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik.
The forward, who is out of favour in Campania and has not been registered for the club’s league or European squads, sees his contract expire next June and is in search of playing time ahead of the Euros.
Azzurri president Aurelio De Laurentiis had previously set his price tag at €25m last summer – which Fiorentina had met before Milik himself pulled the plug on the move – before dropping to €15m in December, with the owner now seemingly willing to listen to offers worth €10m.
Marseille’s offer would include any potential bonuses, with manager Vilas Boas reportedly asking the club to bring the Pole to the south of France after the club had previously tried to bring him in a few years previously.
Alternatively, the French side could wait for the player’s contract to run out and sign him on a free from February, although Milik is seemingly keen on finding a solution as soon as possible to return to consistent playing time before next summer’s tournament.
Among other clubs targeting Milik, Atlético Madrid have also shown interest, with the Polish international a potential option to replace the outgoing Diego Costa – however, it seems that Marseille’s offer would see him earn more, which would tip the balance in the Ligue 1 side’s favour, who would see him line up as a starter.