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Marseille in advanced talks for BVB defender Balerdi

Marseille are in advanced talks to sign Argentina centre-back Leonardo Balerdi from Borussia Dortmund on loan, L’Equipe reports.

Balerdi, 21, has struggled at BVB since his €15.5m move from Boca Juniors in January 2019.

And Dortmund are willing to let him go, with a move to Marseille only a ‘few details’ away from being completed.

Balerdi will join OM on an initial loan deal with the option to buy him for around €15m next year.

Marseille head coach Andre Villas-Boas spotted Balerdi in late 2018 while considering taking over at Boca Juniors.

The Ligue 1 club are on a shoestring budget this summer, despite their qualification to the Champions League.

And the imminent arrival of Balerdi represents the type of low-cost but clever signings they plan this summer.



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