Mbia eager for l'OM switch
Stephane Mbia is hopeful he will complete his 'dream move' to Marseille as soon as possible.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 03/07/09 5:21pm
Rennes midfielder Stephane Mbia is hopeful he will complete his 'dream move' to Marseille as soon as possible.
The two Ligue 1 clubs are currently in negotiations over the 23-year-old but, according to Mbia, their valuations of the Cameroon international differ by €2million euros (£1.7m).
Everton have also been closely linked to Mbia but the player appears to have his heart set on a move to the Stade Velodrome.
"My lawyer and my father are studying the different offers even if Marseille are in first place," Mbia told RMC. "My wish is to join that club as soon as possible.
"The financial aspect is stopping it still but I'm confident it will be sorted.
"It's close to succeeding. My coach Pierre Dreossi, who has always advised me well, wants to find the right time to agree. But I have chosen Marseille.
"Rennes want €12million (£10.3m) while Marseille are offering €10m (£8.6m). We're working towards an agreement. I'm not holding it against Rennes, the club I developed at, who are right to claim what they need.
"I talk every night with the coach (Didier Deschamps). I dream of playing under his command and he told me he's waiting for me.
"I hope there will be a quick agreement because I have chosen l'OM."