Legal trouble at Marseille could reportedly see striker Andre-Pierre Gignac leave the French club in favour of Inter.
French police yesterday arrested Marseille President Vincent Labrune, as well director general Philippe Pérez; and two former club presidents, Jean-Claude Dassier and Pape Diouf.
The arrests came as the result of an investigation into allegations that club officials took illegal commissions when negotiating the transfer of Gignac from Toulouse for an estimated €18m.
In a statement yesterday, L’OM confirmed that the President and former officials had spoken to law enforcement regarding past transfers.
The legal row has led the Gazzetta dello Sport to speculate on the future of Gignac, the player whose transfer is being investigated. There is no suggestion that the hitman has any questions to answer in the investigation, and the Frenchman’s contract expires in the summer.
Gignac has scored 10 goals in 13 Ligue Un games so far this season, and would be likely to ask for around €3m per year in salary, plus bonuses.
The Gazzetta reports that Marseille have asked the striker to cut his wages in order to remain at Stade Velodrome, pushing the 28-year-old toward the exit door.
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