It’s a soap opera with many twists and turns, and of course it’s not over yet. Arriving in Lorient on Tuesday evening without the alleged consent of the Marseille authorities, Bamba Dieng (22), who was waiting for the green light from OM to undergo a medical examination, will return to the city of Marseille this Wednesday afternoon. While at the same time Marseille’s leaders are in talks with their Breton counterparts to try and wrest the signature of striker Terem Moffi (23), who is also targeted by Nice, who remains the Nigerian’s priority, President Pablo Longoria is unwilling to confirm a deal involving a Senegalese international (17 caps, 3 goals) at the moment.
Discussions are still ongoing at this stage, but both sides are playing their part and Marseille’s leadership has decided to block Bamba Dieng’s departure until negotiations on new bases resume. The striker agrees with 7th-place Lorient in Ligue 1, which he could have joined last summer before his failed move to Nice.