HITC Sport understands that Marseille have accepted Crystal Palace’s offer of €38 million (£31.73m).
Crystal Palace have agreed a deal with Marseille over in-demand striker Michy Batshuayi, HITC Sport understands.
Marseille have been locked in talks with a number of clubs over the 22-year-old Belgian, but they were always looking for close to €40 million (£33.4m) as they owe a big sell-on fee to his former ream Standard Liege.
Palace, who are already closing in on a deal for Batshuayi's teammate, goalkeeper Steve Mandanda (as reported by L'Equipe), will open talks with the striker in a bid to persuade him to make the switch to South London.
The deal would be a huge one for both clubs and would surpass Marseille's record sale figure, which was previously set when they sold Didier Drogba to Chelsea in 2004 (£24m, as reported by talkSPORT).
It would also treble Palace's record deal, which they set last summer when signing Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain (£10m, as reported by BBC Sport).
HITC Sport understands that West Ham have already told Marseille they will not match Palace's bid, and it remains to be seen if Tottenham would.