According to reports, Marseille have offered Sunderland the chance to bid for midfielder Mathieu Valbuena as the French club look to cash in on the player.
The Toon face a battle to land Remy Cabella, with Montpellier happy to hold out for the best offer following his selection for France at the World Cup.
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was dismissed in the dying moments of France’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to Ukraine in Kiev last week.
Arsenal are currently linked with unsettled Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema who, according to reports, could sign for the Gunners in January.
Karim Benzema’s time at Real Madrid could be about to come to an end in January with the France international linked with a switch to the Emirates.