Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is set for a return to Marseille after agreeing to a three-year deal with the French side, according to FootMecrato.

It is believed that talks have taken place over the past few weeks between the 31-year-old and his former club in an attempt to lure him back to the Stade Velodrome.

The contract reportedly includes a possibility of a conversion into a staff member when the player retires.

Mandanda, who spent nine years at Marseille before moving to the Selhurst Park as a free transfer last summer, has cited that he would be open to return to the south of France if the opportunity arose.

Between his injury and the change of managers, the experienced goalkeeper has only made 10 appearances for the Eagles this season.

Current Palace boss Sam Allardyce has favoured Welshman Wayne Hennessey for the no.1 spot.

The France internationals contract ends in 2019 but if the London team gets relegated this season, he will most likely make the return to his former club.


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