Marseille are looking to land Stephane Mbia and Gervinho as they plan a summer rebuilding programme.
Both men haven been strongly linked with a move to England, but could favour a few more seasons in France before taking the step up into the Premier League.
Mbia is currently on the books of Rennes, but has expressed a desire to move on this summer.
A move to Everton has been widely touted, but he admits he would welcome the opportunity to try his luck at Stade Velodrome.
"Marseille are a great team and to play in the Champions League would be a great challenge. I would love that," Mbia told skysports.com.
Rennes are believed to be willing to do business for around €12million (£10.3m).
Ivory Coast international striker Gervinho, who is at Le Mans at present, has also hinted that he may be willing to join Marseille during the transfer window.
"Marseille and the Champions League would be great but I don't know. Le Mans will have something to say about it," he said.