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The move comes as new owner Frank McCourt continues his overhaul of the Ligue 1 club and follows the appointment of Rudi Garcia as coach.
Roberto Mancini has described Mario Balotelli, his former protege at Inter Milan and Manchester City, as "an idiot" and "an extraordinary boy."
It's back! ESPN FC's Stewart Robson dissects the latest rumours from the transfer market.
Marseille sporting director Gunter Jacob has left the club by mutual consent.
Alphonse Areola is enjoying the "exceptional" feeling of regularly playing in goal for hometown club Paris Saint-Germain.
Verratti was criticised for his reaction to being substituted during the 0-0 draw with Marseille on Sunday.