This rumor could have been made up to increase the rating of Driesmertens (35 year old) on the stock market. Olympique de Marseille has repeatedly announced that the Belgian striker was leaving Naples (Italy) at the end. This file could be totally bogus.
To negotiate the best contract, the player and his agent could have used France's club vice-champion to help them. Romain Canuti is a journalist at Phoceen. He said that the player who has 103 caps and 21 goals for Belgium would not be part OM's plans and would put the club at risk.
Our colleague says that "they are starting to get fed-up with the circus of Mertens' agents because it is absolutely NOT in OM’s plans." I tried to find out more about Mertens, but I was met by a dry tone from the leaders at OM. They said: "We're fed-up!" We don't want him at all! He's not in our plans.
So, Mertens Marseille or not? Suspense. Only Samuel Gigot, Isaak Toure and Igor Tudor have yet signed up for the upcoming season of OM.