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The 32-year-old Marseille defender, who has five France caps, has been told that he can leave the Stade Velodrome and will train with the Foxes while a deal is finalised

By William Joyce

Marseille right-back Rod Fanni has arrived in England for talks with Leicester City, Goal has learned.

The 32-year-old, who has five France caps, is surplus to requirements at the Stade Velodrome and has been told that he can find a new club, having fallen out with OM's management.

Newly promoted Leicester have now made a move and Fanni is set to link up with the Foxes on Monday.

The former Rennes defender will train with Leicester over the next 48 hours while a deal is hammered out.

Fanni has a £800,000 release clause in his contract but it understood that he could now leave for half that amount, with Marseille happy to see the back of his high salary.

Although he has primarily played at right-back throughout his career, including under Raymond Domenech for France, he can also play at centre-back.
 
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