Olympique Marseille will make one final bid to agree terms with Nice over Italy international Mario Balotelli, keeping Simone Zaza waiting.
According to Sky Sport Italia, a summit has been organised on Friday to discuss the situation.
In two years at Nice, SuperMario scored 43 goals with three assists in 66 competitive games, but has made it clear he wants to move on.
He had visited the Marseille training ground last month to undergo a medical, which infuriated his current club.
Balo then refused to attend pre-season training with Nice, as they turned down the Marseille offer.
Rudi Garcia’s team instead turned their attention towards Valencia and worked out a deal for Zaza, but Balotelli remains their number one choice.
It’s reported Friday will be decisive, as if Marseille don’t manage to break down Nice barriers for Balotelli, then they’ll settle for his fellow Italian Zaza.
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