Marseille have activated the buy-out clause to sign Remy Cabella permanently, the Shields Gazette reports.
Cabella is currently on loan at Marseille until the end of the season, having headed to the Ligue 1 club in the summer as part of the deal for Florian Thauvin to sign for Newcastle.
Whilst Thauvin struggled on Tyneside, and has returned to L’OM, Cabella has been in good form back in his homeland, with the four-capped international playmaker impressing.
He has managed three goals and two assists in 19 games, and Marseille believe the 25-year-old is now a wise long-term investment, with plans to bring him in permanently.
The report indicates that Marseille have activated the £6 million buyout clause in Cabella’s loan deal, and will look to tie up his signing ahead of the summer window.
It is not believed there will be any issues convincing Cabella to join L’OM on a permanent deal, and a contract should be tied up without any issues.
Cabella will leave Newcastle with 34 appearances to his name, with a return of just one goal and two assists in that time.