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Marseille are ready to pounce for Liverpool and Chelsea target Lucas Ocampos.
The 19-year-old Monaco star burst on to the scene two years ago as a fresh-faced prodigy drawing comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo following his performances for River Plate in his native Argentina.
Mega-rich French side Monaco snapped him up ahead of a host of Premier League sides but his progress has since stuttered at the club.
He started just 11 league matches last season but still managed to return an impressive five goals.
He has some big names ahead of him in the pecking order, including Colombia stars James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao and former Chelsea target Joao Moutinho, who are keeping him out of the team's attack most weeks.
He was nowhere near making Argentina's World Cup squad and that may now make him consider his future.
Arsene Wenger has close ties with Monaco and he could be alerted to the young forward's situation and be interested in resurrecting his faltering career, if he can beat Marseille to the punch.