After resuming the discussions from zero and abandoning the idea of an exchange with Cengiz Ünder, as shown in The Team of this Wednesday, OM and Atalanta Bergamo have not reached an agreement on the transfer of Ruslan Malinovski (29, under contract until June 2023). And the more time passes, the more complicated the deal seems. The negotiations are interrupted and pessimism reigns this Wednesday among the Olympian leaders, in the material inability to finalize this file.
However, the player has agreed on the main lines of his contract with Marseille for ten days. But the Serie A club is greedy for its Ukrainian attacking midfielder, too much according to some Italian sources, who speak of 25 M€. At the same time, Pablo Longoria is launched in a time trial to separate from at least two players by Thursday midnight so that the Marseille president has more room for maneuver.
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And it’s not progressing much. As the Greek market closes later (September 15), Jordan Amavi, in addition to a disagreement over an agents’ commission, is playing for time with Olympiakos pending further proposals. Bamba Dieng, who has the advantage of being inexpensive in salary (about 40,000 euros gross monthly), still favors a loan in France, while another club, Strasbourg, has entered the dance. This solution is ruled out for the moment by the Olympian management, who wants a transfer or a nice purchase option. Longoria was already unsatisfied with the 6 to 8 M€ offered by Lorient.
Cedric Bakambu has turned down Celta Vigo and Duje Caleta-Car haven’t had anything concrete lately apart from an interest from Southampton. In this landscape and if nothing settles, the arrival of an attacking midfielder, a position targeted by Igor Tudor, seems complicated. Even for Amine Harit (25), loaned to OM last season and who has the profile. After two months without news, a contact was renewed recently. But nothing for the moment which makes it possible to think that this option can succeed by Thursday evening.