Wantaway Olympique de Marseille winger Hatem Ben Arfa could be sold to Italy, according to the Corriere dello Sport, who believe that Milan are formulating a plan that will allow them to capture the disgruntled attacker.
Having been linked with a move to the Premier League, Ben Arfa was unhappy when OM rejected the approaches of Newcastle United, ultimately leading the former Olympique Lyonnais player to go on a strike from which he has still not returned.
Now the Rossoneri are ready to take advantage of Marseille’s desperation for an attacking option in order to hijack the Geordies’ move for the France international. It is reported that they are ready to offer Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for Ben Arfa in a part-exchange deal.
OM have previously been linked with the former Real Madrid striker this summer and are hardly a club awash with cash, which probably means a swap is a favourable alternative.
President of the Provence giants Jean-Claude Dassier said on Monday that his side are targeting two strikers, and despite the sale of Mamadou Niang and Mamadou Samassa earlier in the week, it’s likely the French champions can only afford big money for one.