With Aston Villa recruiting as many as four players from French Ligue 1 and Sevilla sporting director Monchi recently praising the quality of the league, more interest and anticipation in the French league has been generated.
Ligue 1 giants Marseille announced on Tuesday that they have "agreed a deal in principle" to bring injury-prone former Arsenal and current French international midfielder Abou Diaby to the Velodrome.
West Bromwich Albion have offered a contract to former Arsenal FC midfielder Abou Diaby, the club has confirmed, but they face competition from Marseille for his signature.
The 22-year-old Marseille midfielder has chosen to join the Portuguese league despite serious interest from Serie A side Inter Milan, as well as Premier League clubs Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton
Marseille have accepted a 15 million euro ($16.7m, A?10.6 million) offer from Premiership side West Ham for French international midfielder Dimitri Payet, the club announced on Thursday.