Former Manchester City striker, Mario Balotelli is on the verge of joining Marseille from OGC Nice in the French Ligue 1.
Balotelli, who has enjoyed a tupsy-turvy time at Nice is set to team up with the Stade Velodrome landlord .
The Italian striker who has forged a reputation of being difficult to manage has six months left on his Nice Contract but Marseille will buy him out of his contract and with an option to sign a long term deal at the end of the season depending on his performances.
He will undergo his medical tests on Wednesday but will be unavailable for the match against Lille on Saturday.
Marseille will hope he can find his scoring form again to lift them up to European places.
Balotelli clashed with Vieira at the beginning of the season and he has been out of the team since.