According to a report in the Chronicle, Florian Thauvin is keen to leave Newcastle United permanently this summer.
Thauvin spent last season on loan at Marseille, and he is believed to be interested in a move back to the Ligue 1 side.
Marseille want to sign the 23-year-old, but they can apparently only afford a loan deal as things stand.
Marseille have committed to buying Remy Cabella from Newcastle, and that deal is set to go through in the coming days.
Cabella also spent last season on loan at Marseille, and the French side have reportedly made him their priority signing this summer.
Marseille do not have the funds to buy Thauvin on a permanent deal too, if they purchase Cabella, meaning that a transfer could be difficult to force through.
Newcastle are willing to allow Thauvin to leave, but they don’t want to lose him temporarily again and will reportedly only sanction a permanent move.
Thauvin only moved to Newcastle last summer, but after making just 12 appearances he was quickly shipped out on loan to Marseille, and he does not seem to have a future on Tyneside.