L’Equipe (via GFFN) report that Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is still expected to move on from the Ligue 1 club this summer, and his entourage remain optimistic of a transfer.
Yet previous reports of a Premier League switch appear to be fading.
Aston Villa made a contract offer in the January transfer window, but ultimately signed Youri Tielemans instead. West Ham had been linked in the past, but are now less keen. Brighton are looking at other profiles.
Guendouzi has interest from Inter Milan and Lazio, but Marseille may have to settle for a loan with a purchase option.
Guendouzi had a difficult end to the 2022/23 campaign, and Marseille have commissioned agents to find him a new club.
Marseille president Pablo Longoria views the midfielder as a saleable asset, and surplus to requirements in their current squad.
This could all end up being relevant to Arsenal, as the Gunners included a sell-on clause in Guendozui’s contract when he joined Marseille for €12m.
The exact percentage is not known, but Arsenal stand to benefit if Marseille find a buyer.
On the other hand, if Guendouzi now can’t find a move or ends up only leaving on an initial loan deal, it’ll mean a little less money in the bank for Arsenal this summer.