The Ligue 1 outfit were tempted to move for the Blues starlet, who eventually joined Everton on transfer deadline day, before their preferred move for Florian Thauvin was sealedMarseille have revealed that they were interested in signing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on loan on transfer deadline day.
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Marseille sporting director Jose Anigo told RTBF of Lukaku: "We already have a good striker with [Andre-Pierre] Gignac but there was the possibility of having two.
"Nevertheless, the No.1 option was to take Thauvin so we stayed on it."
Lukaku scored 17 goals in 35 Premier League appearances for West Brom in 2012-13 and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had indicated a desire to keep him at Stamford Bridge but the signing of Samuel Eto'o on a free transfer saw his opportunities become more limited.