Marseille and Valencia have reached an agreement that will see defender Aymen Abdennour move on on a season long loan.
The 28-year-old became available for transfer earlier this summer as Los Che told several big earners at the club that they would be leaving.
And, with interest from Ligue 1, where he used to play with AS Monaco – a move to Marseille has developed.
The centre-back will arrive on an initial loan period, with he option to extend that by one further year if he plays in more than 15 games for the French side.
Whilst it was not confirmed whether or not Valencia would still have to pay his wages – La Liga News UK understands that Marseille will pay 100% of that amount.
Abdennour becomes the club’s sixth summer signing and will be officially presented after his medical, which took place on Tuesday.
His unveiling will take place on Wednesday with both club President Jacques-Henri Eyraud and Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta alongside Abdennour.
The Tunisian is likely to partner former Valencia defender Adil Rami at the club.
Meanwhile, Valencia have signed Gabriel Paulista from Arsenal, Geoffrey Kondogbia from Inter and Goncalo Guedes from PSG in the last week.
Whilst, Fabian Orellana, Nando Garcia, Luis Nani, Vinicius Araujo, Santi Mina and Robert Ibanez have all been told they can leave.