Marseille name their price for Arsenal target

Reported Arsenal target Michy Batshuayi can leave current club Marseille for £35m, according to the Metro.

The 22-year old has been in fine fettle this season, netting nine times in 13 Ligue 1 appearances, with the Gunners apparently casting a watchful eye over his situation.

Circulating reports last month suggested that manager Arsene Wenger was ‘bewitched’ by the Belgian forward’s talents.

Marseille president Vincent Labrune revealed, ‘there is not a single top 15 club in the world that is not interested in Batshuayi.’

‘He is one of the most wanted players on the market.’

The Belgian international has also registered three assists, despite his club’s indifferent form this season that seems them sat in 13th position.

The departures of Andre Ayew and Dimitri Payet have helped establish the striker as one of the main players in Marseille.

A 6ft forward, he boasts both the pace and power crucial to succeeding on these shores, and is proving lethal in front of goal.

Labrune added, ‘if top clubs want him then they are going to have to pay up. Around €50m!’

Batshuayi moved to France last year, having previously played for Standard Liege in his homeland.