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Olympique Marseille are believed to be interested in acquiring the services of Wigan Athletic winger Charles N'Zogbia.
The Frenchman was previously thought to have refused to train in the hope of carving out a transfer, and the Latics even accepted a bid from Birmingham City with regard to a move. But the player and his prospective employers could not come to an agreement, and the proposed move fell through.
Now talkSPORT reports that the signing of Alexander Hleb and Jean Beausejour means that the Blues are no longer in the frame to sign the 24-year-old, but Marseille are now said to be the frontrunners to sign the winger in January.
It is thought that the Ligue 1 heavyweights are keen on adding more weight to their squad following the exit of Hatem Ben Arfa to Newcastle United earlier in the summer.
It has also been reported that the French outfit view £10 million as the price that would be necessary to sign the midfielder.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez only recently maintained that N'Zogbia had turned a new leaf and is displaying commitment to the club's cause.