Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Olympique Marseille https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/olympique-marseille Thu, 21 Nov 2019 05:18:48 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Borussia Dortmund jump into battle for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud]]> <p>Another major European club have approached the minders of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud this week.</p><p>Off contract in June, Giroud is weighing up quitting Chelsea in January in frustration over his lack of playing opportunities so far this season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/borussia-dortmund-jump-into-battle-for-chelsea-striker-olivier-giroud-4304299?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BOlympique%2BMarseille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Another major European club have approached the minders of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud this week.

Off contract in June, Giroud is weighing up quitting Chelsea in January in frustration over his lack of playing opportunities so far this season.

Lyon, Marseille and Antonio Conte's Inter Milan are all in contact.

And BILD says Borussia Dortmund have now come forward, as they seek an experienced centre-forward signing for the winter market.

Also on BVB's shortlist are Juventus veteran Mario Mandzukic and departing LA Galaxy centre-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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<![CDATA[Stuttgart midfielder Orel Mangala interesting Arsenal]]> <p>Stuttgart ace Orel Mangala is interesting Arsenal.</p><p>HLN says the Gunners are weighing up making an offer for the talented 21-year-old.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/stuttgart-midfielder-orel-mangala-interesting-arsenal-4304214?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BOlympique%2BMarseille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Stuttgart ace Orel Mangala is interesting Arsenal.

HLN says the Gunners are weighing up making an offer for the talented 21-year-old.

Lyon, Marseille, Lille and Roma are also interested in the central midfielder, who has nine caps for the Belgium Under-21 international squad.

It's claimed Unai Emery's side will need to cough up 26million to secure his signature.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea demanding fee for Giroud January exit]]> <p>Chelsea are demanding a fee if Olivier Giroud is to leave in January.</p><p>Off contract in June, Giroud is edging towards leaving Stamford Bridge during the winter market in search of regular first team football.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-demanding-fee-for-giroud-january-exit-4303922?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BOlympique%2BMarseille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea are demanding a fee if Olivier Giroud is to leave in January.

Off contract in June, Giroud is edging towards leaving Stamford Bridge during the winter market in search of regular first team football.

Lyon, Marseille and Antonio Conte's Inter Milan are all keen.

And l'Express says Chelsea will demand a cash fee to allow the veteran to leave.

Chelsea are prepared to sell for 6m in January.

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<![CDATA[N'Golo Kante intimates he wants Chelsea stay for life]]> <p>N'Golo Kante has intimated he wants to stay long-term with Chelsea.</p><p>The Frenchman, 28, is under contract until 2023 and remains a key figure in the midfield under Frank Lampard.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/n-golo-kante-intimates-he-wants-chelsea-stay-for-life-4303855?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BOlympique%2BMarseille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> N'Golo Kante has intimated he wants to stay long-term with Chelsea.

The Frenchman, 28, is under contract until 2023 and remains a key figure in the midfield under Frank Lampard.

He told Telefoot: Of course (I could finish my career at Chelsea), today I am with Chelsea until 2023.

"So, in my head, I hope to continue to have great seasons with Chelsea until 2023."

Kante was also asked if he felt he should have joined Marseille in his homeland instead of Leicester.

The two-time Premier League winner added: "Of course not. When I arrived at Chelsea, I was at Leicester and I had just won my first title with a club.

"Today at Chelsea, I have had three wonderful years winning titles. I think that it is a club that has helped me a lot and I hope that I will be able to win a lot more titles here.

"The year at Leicester was magnificent and I did not regret my decision at all."

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<![CDATA[Real Madrid threaten Arsenal plans for William Saliba]]> <p>Real Madrid are threatening Arsenal's plans for William Saliba.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10273265/real-target-arsenal-defender-saliba/">Mirror</a> says Saliba is back on loan at Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 this season, following his summer 27million switch to the Emirates from the French club.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/real-madrid-threaten-arsenal-plans-for-william-saliba-4303002?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BOlympique%2BMarseille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Real Madrid are threatening Arsenal's plans for William Saliba.

The Mirror says Saliba is back on loan at Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 this season, following his summer 27million switch to the Emirates from the French club.

The defender is reportedly among three young stars Real boss Zinedine Zidane is looking at to unearth the next generation for the Bernabeu.

The others are also French. They are Monaco's Benoit Badiashile and Marseille's Boubacar Kamara.

And it's claimed Arsenal will look for at least 50m if they decide to sell.

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<![CDATA[Lille sensation Osimhen is Drogba mad: I want to meet him!]]> <p>Lille star Victor Osimhen admits he grew up a fan of Chelsea icon Didier Drogba.</p><p>The Nigerian has been sensational in his first season with LOSC.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lille-sensation-osimhen-is-drogba-mad-i-want-to-meet-him-4301571?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BOlympique%2BMarseille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Lille star Victor Osimhen admits he grew up a fan of Chelsea icon Didier Drogba.

The Nigerian has been sensational in his first season with LOSC.

He told France Football: "Didier Drogba, that's my idol. In every sense of the term. For everything. The man, of course, and also the player he was.

"I grew up watching him. Still today, I'm addicted to his videos when I'm resting. In my free time, I go on YouTube, I look at his goals, his whole matches when he played in Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray...

"Unfortunately, I have not yet had the chance to meet him. I can not wait to meet him one day. It would be a moment that would stay in my heart forever. And I would take advantage of it to take advice!"

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<![CDATA[Zubizarreta: Arsenal attacker Pepe was in Marseille to sign]]> <p>Olympique Marseille chief Andoni Zubizarreta admits a past deal for Nicolas Pepe was close.</p><p>Pepe eventually left Lille for Arsenal in a club record 80m deal this summer.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/zubizarreta-arsenal-attacker-pepe-was-in-marseille-to-sign-4301568?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BOlympique%2BMarseille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Olympique Marseille chief Andoni Zubizarreta admits a past deal for Nicolas Pepe was close.

Pepe eventually left Lille for Arsenal in a club record 80m deal this summer.

But Zubizarreta revealed: "Nicolas Pp was on our list, he came to Marseille and we almost agreed.

"It could have been done, but it was finally Dimitri Payet who arrived because it was the right moment and we needed experienced players.

"These are choices that are made at a specific time."

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<![CDATA[Drogba: I had Marseille offer after first year with Chelsea]]> <p>Chelsea great Didier Drogba has again spoken of coming close to returning to Olympique Marseille.</p><p>Drogba hung up the boots earlier this year after playing out his days with Phoenix Rising in the US.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/drogba-i-had-marseille-offer-after-first-year-with-chelsea-4301567?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BOlympique%2BMarseille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea great Didier Drogba has again spoken of coming close to returning to Olympique Marseille.

Drogba hung up the boots earlier this year after playing out his days with Phoenix Rising in the US.

"Yes, I could have come back," he said.

"I had even met (ex-OM president) Robert Louis-Dreyfus after my first year at Chelsea, he had mentioned a loan, but I said no, if I come back it's completely.

"But that did not happen. But it's true that I would have liked to."

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<![CDATA[Marseille midfielder Maxime López: How I blew Barcelona move...]]> <p>Olympique Marseille midfielder Maxime Lpez has revealed an approach from Barcelona.</p><p>Lopez admits Barca were in contact two years ago.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/marseille-midfielder-maxime-lopez-how-i-blew-barcelona-move-4301329?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BOlympique%2BMarseille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Olympique Marseille midfielder Maxime Lpez has revealed an approach from Barcelona.

Lopez admits Barca were in contact two years ago.

"In the summer of 2017, the sports director of Bara ( Robert Fernndez) spoke with my agent, who said there was interest in the next season if I had a good campaign," he recalled.

"Everyone knows that I love Bara, I have imagined too many things.

"In my head I thought: that's it, I'm there. And that's when I lost six months, I was lost, I no longer recognized myself."

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<![CDATA[Southampton midfielder Boufal: Why I turned down Marseille]]> <p>Sofiane Boufal says there was no chance of him leaving Southampton last summer,.</p><p>Fresh from a successful loan in Spain with Celta Vigo, Boufal returned to St Mary's for preseason amid interest from Olympique Marseille.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/southampton-midfielder-boufal-why-i-turned-down-marseille-4299742?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BOlympique%2BMarseille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sofiane Boufal says there was no chance of him leaving Southampton last summer,.

Fresh from a successful loan in Spain with Celta Vigo, Boufal returned to St Mary's for preseason amid interest from Olympique Marseille.

However, the midfielder says his focus was always to stay with Saints.

He told Canal Plus: "The interest of OM? I am a fighter. I am not someone who will leave and choose the easy way out.

"For me, the easiest thing was to return to France for a club that absolutely wanted me.

"I wanted to fight here and prove to people that I can succeed in the Premier League."

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