He is out of contract at Marseille at the end of the campaign and negotiations over a new contract have reached a standstill, pushing the Frenchman towards the exit door at the Stade Velodrome.

The defender has been linked with a transfer away from Marseille before next week’s transfer deadline and Amavi has interest from Mikel Arteta’s side and Roy Hodgson’s team.

However, both London sides could be set for disappointment as Jordan is tipped to move to Leeds to play under the Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa.

According to French TV channel Canal+, the 26-year-old former Aston Villa man is closing in on a transfer to the Whites this month.

The club have been insistent that they aren’t planning to make signings, but Marseille want to earn a sum from Amavi’s departure and Leeds are claimed to be ready to snap him up now.

Amavi has impressed with his displays at Marseille since joining the club from the Villa Park outfit.

With Amavi’s current deal running down, it remains to be seen how much the West Yorkshire side may fork out to sign him.

The versatile defender is now claimed to be set to seal the move to the Elland Road outfit in the coming days.