Marseille forward Andre Ayew will leave for the Premier League in the summer, according to club president Vincent Labrune.
The Ghanaian’s contract runs out at the end of the season and is not prepared to take a wage cut to remain at the Ligue 1 giants.
“We can’t keep Ayew,” Labrune said on the Sky Sports website.
“He is a very important player for OM but we can’t offer him the kind of money that English clubs can offer.
“The French financial system is complicated and we can’t offering him an equivalent salary to what he can earn in England.
“And equally, we can’t ask Ayew, who we love and is an icon for our team, to accept a lower salary.
“That makes no sense so unfortunately he is going to quit the club and we hope he has a great career that he deserves in England or somewhere else.”