Over the weekend it was revealed that Remy Cabella has a trigger in his Marseille loan that will ensure his permanent transfer in January after 12 appearances.
Newcastle would pick up £6m with the Chronicle reporting that the cash would be used to help fund other much needed buys in the upcoming window.
Despite much scepticism in France that Marseille actually intend to go through with a permanent deal, Sunday night saw Remy Cabella move to within four matches of making his stay permanent.
After the player made clear he was unhappy filling in on wide left, on Sunday Marseille manager put him in his favoured number 10 position for the second match in a row.
Whilst Cabella once again wasn’t a stand out performer, he did play a little better, especially taking into account it was league leaders PSG they were up against.
Marseille actually taking the lead before Ibrahimovic hit back with two goals to ensure they stayed top and Marseille remain fifth bottom after a terrible start to the season.
The cash-strapped French brought in Remy Cabella both for his ability and as a big name to appease their unhappy fans.
The supporters seeing main striker Gignac and Andre Ayew leave for nothing because Marseille couldn’t afford competitive new deals, whilst they were also forced to sell the likes of Imbula, Payet and Thauvin to raise over £35m and keep the wolves from the door.
Marseille have failed to win any of their last five matches and lost the last three.
Pressure is building on the Marseille bosses and manager Michel.
A permanent deal for Remy Cabella would be a considerable investment for the French club, especially matching the Premier League wages he is on at Newcastle.
By playing him in his most favoured number 10 role it could be a last throw of the dice to see if he can come into form before they have to decide if they will allow him to get to 12 games and trigger the permanent deal.
Last night Moussa Sissoko gave a big interview on French TV and predicted both Remy Cabella and Florian Thauvin will come good in time.
Newcastle fans will be keeping an eye on both and wonder if Remy Cabella will end up back on Tyneside unless fortunes improve at Marseille.