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Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik has agreed a £7 million move to Marseille a week after West Ham United saw a bid rejected for the gifted striker, as reported by RMC Sport.

While David Moyes will be disappointed to miss out on a centre-forward with plenty of pedigree, Milik’s impending switch to Southern France will spark celebrations in his native Poland.

With the European Championships just a few months away, the Polish national team were desperate to see their 56-capped striker break out of his Stadio San Paolo prison and get some much-needed game-time under his belt.

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Milik has not made a single appearance for Gennaro Gattuso in 2020/21, left out of Napoli’s Serie A plans after refusing to extend a contract which is due to expire this summer.

West Ham failed with an opening offer of £6.3 million a few days ago and were preparing another for a penalty-box poacher capable of taking Sebastien Haller’s place at the London Stadium (Onet).

According to reports across the Channel, however, West Ham have been pipped to the post by Marseille.

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L’OM will allegedly sign Milik on an initial 18-month loan deal, which could become permanent for an initial £7 million.

The former Ajax striker has agreed to the move and will fly to France within the next 48 hours before putting pen to paper with Andre Villas-Boas’s side, who have been scouring the market for a reliable striker capable of putting away the chances created by Florian Thauvin and Dimitri Payet.

If you were wondering why on earth Napoli would loan out a player who will become a free agent in July, this should explain it; Milik will extend his contract before heading to France, giving Marseille the chance to try before they buy.

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