Marseille want to sign Inter Milan midfielder for €40 million

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Newly-rich Marseille want to bring Inter Milan midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia back to Ligue 1 and are willing to spend up to €40 million to do so, L’Equipe report. The fallen giants have just been taken over by American owners who have appointed former AS Roma boss Rudi Garcia as their new manager.

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Marseille have been down in the doldrums of Ligue 1 for several seasons but this new injection of cash promises that better days are ahead. As Paris Saint-Germain proved after the Qatari takeover, and as we’ve seen in many cases across Europe, players will follow the cash and stick around for the project.

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Kondogbia has struggled at Inter Milan since his €30 million move to Italy in 2015. Still only 23-years-old, a transfer to Marseille seems like one that could suit all parties. Inter would make a profit on a player who’s been a flop in Serie A and Kondogbia would return to his old stomping ground, where he enhanced his reputation as one of Europe’s best young defensive midfielders with AS Monaco.

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