Marseille are reported to have joined the race to sign Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis this summer.
Despite fleeting moments of magic, the striker has struggled to consistently produce the goods in South Wales and his time at the Liberty Stadium has been plagued by rumours of unrest.
Gomis rejected a number of offers from the Middle East in January and is instead believed to have his heart set on a return to France.
Marseille are in the market for a new number nine due to the expected departure of Michy Batshuayi and the 30-year-old is seen as someone who could fill the void left by the Belgian.
However, his wages are believed to have put president Vincent Labrune off a permanent transfer, meaning an initial loan deal appears more likely.
The former Lyon and Saint-Etienne man is believed to be pushing for a move to Marseille, although he may also have an option to stay in the Premier League with Sunderland.