According to a report in the Daily Mail, Idrissa Gueye could make a swift exit from Aston Villa, with Marseille interested.
Gueye only joined Villa from Lille last summer, but the Midlands side’s struggles have given Marseille hope that he could be available at the end of the season.
With Villa set to drop into the Championship, they look likely to have a clear out in the next transfer window, as they cut their costs.
Gueye is one of the players who could be targeted, with Marseille eager to take advantage of the Villians’ current situation.
The Claret and Blues will simply not be able to maintain their current level of spending, if they do drop down to Championship level, and many players will need to leave.
Manager Remi Garde is reportedly preparing for a mass exodus, although he could join the large volume of people who leave Villa Park.
Garde’s future is still up in the air, as he has struggled to spark an improvement since taking charge.