Newcastle United have been offered further hope in their chase of Andre Ayew, with Marseille's president Jose Anigo confirming that the attacker is set to leave on TalkSPORT.
Ayew has been said to be a long-term target of Newcastle in The Chronicle, and it seems that he will be available for transfer in the summer.
The Ghanian international's contract expires in the next few months, and from Anigo's comments it appears that Ayew has made his mind up on his exit.
"Andre Ayew is a confirmation I was able to make from my start here," Anigo said. "I regret he will leave. He will not extend the contract, so I feel he will go."
Would Ayew be a good buy for Newcastle?
The forward should have no problem settling in at Newcastle, due to the strong core of players the club have brought to the club from Ligue 1 in recent times.
Newcastle have good connections in France and they have had great success by bringing some of the country's finest players to St. James' Park.
Ayew would arrive at Newcastle with a lot of responsibility, though, as he would be expected to be one of their main attacking outlets.
The Magpies have lacked a goalscorer all season, with Papiss Cisse, who cannot be relied on to stay fit, leading their scoring charts with 11 goals to his name.
It means that the signing of an attacker will almost certainly be a priority this summer and it seems that they will have a good chance of landing Ayew, should reports of their interest prove correct.