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Lazio ‘could HIJACK Marseille’s move for Man United’s Mason Greenwood’, after the city’s mayor branded the proposed transfer ‘unbearable’ and vowed to tell the French club to ‘call off the major mistake’

Man United outcast Mason Greenwood looked to be closing in on a move to Marseille

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  • Marseille looked to be closing in on signing Mason Greenwood earlier this week
  • The city’s mayor is opposed to the move, and Lazio could now swoop in 

Lazio could reportedly try to convince Mason Greenwood to join them this summer, despite the Manchester United outcast being close to agreeing a move to Marseille.

Mail Sport revealed on Monday that United and Marseille had held talks over a £27m deal with a substantial sell-on offer, and they were nearing an agreement.

However, the mayor of Marseille, Benoit Payan, responded to the news by branding the proposed transfer ‘unbearable’ due to Greenwood’s controversial past.

Greenwood was arrested in January 2022 for allegations of attempted rape, assault and coercive behaviour, and has not played for United since. He spent last season on loan at Getafe after the charges were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service and the Red Devils completed their own internal investigation.

According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, discussions between United and Marseille have slowed since Payan’s statement, and Lazio could look to take advantage of this by hijacking their move.

Man United outcast Mason Greenwood looked to be closing in on a move to Marseille

However, Marseille mayor, Benoit Payan (pictured), labelled the proposed move 'unbearable'

However, Marseille mayor, Benoit Payan (pictured), labelled the proposed move ‘unbearable’

This could open the door for Greenwood to move to Marco Baroni's (pictured) Lazio instead

This could open the door for Greenwood to move to Marco Baroni’s (pictured) Lazio instead

Lazio were linked with Greenwood earlier this summer, but looked to have missed out to Marseille.

Payan’s remarks may open the door for them to jump back ahead of Marseille in the pecking order, though.

Payan told RMC Sport: ‘Greenwood’s behaviour is unspeakable, unacceptable. Hitting his wife… I saw images that deeply shocked me. Abusing his wife in this way is unbecoming of a man and he cannot have his place on this team.

‘The values ​​of OM and Marseille are anything but that in fact. It’s a shame. I will ask Pablo Longoria not to recruit Greenwood. I don’t want my club to be covered with the shame of someone who hits his wife.

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