Celtic's sale of Olivier Ntcham to French giants could depend on £30m Premier League move

Olivier Ntcham awaits his Celtic exit. Picture: SNS
Olivier Ntcham awaits his Celtic exit. Picture: SNS
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Olivier Ntcham's possible move to Marseille could hinge on the sale of a star to the Premier League for £30million.

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The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move back to his homeland this summer with Andre Villas-Boas keen on the player.

The Portuguese manager has taken over at Marseille who are rebuilding this summer after a fifth-place finish in Ligue 1.

Sales are required before they can start buying with the club in talks with West Ham United over the transfer of Morgan Sanson for £30million, according to the Daily Record.

The 24-year-old could be joined by another midfielder through the exit door with OM keen to get Dutch international Kevin Strootman off the wage bill.

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The former Champions League winners face competition from Porto for Ntcham with Celtic quoting between £13million and £15million for the French U21 international.

He was bought for £4.5million from Manchester City in the summer of 2017.

Ntcham gave a hint that he was departing Celtic when he reportedly unfollowed his team-mates on Instagram.