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Reports: Marseille In Talks Over Fletcher

Sunderland and Marseille are reportedly in talks over Steven Fletcher.

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He had been linked with a move to West Ham as an alternative to Emmanuel Emenike but with the Nigerian striker's move to Upton Park being confirmed yesterday, it appeared as if Steven Fletcher was see out the season with Sunderland.

However, reports in France this morning suggest that the striker may move to Marseille before the transfer window shuts tonight. According to L'Equipe, Sunderland and Marseille are in advanced talks over a move for the Scottish international, with Fletcher himself agreeing to the move.

L'Equipe claim that the two clubs are in discussions over the player's salary, as the move is likely to be a loan move, the discussions are likely to be focused on how much of Fletcher's salary the French club take on. Due to Fletcher's contract being up in the summer, it is also possible that Marseille take on Fletcher's contract, either way, any move will mean the 28-year-old has made his final appearance in a Sunderland shirt.

Should Fletcher leave, it could mean there is room in the squad and wage bill for another new striker, after the arrival of Dame N'Doye, with Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis linked this morning.

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