Marseille to sign Newell's Old Boys defender Milton Casco

Marseille have announced that they are set to sign Argentina defender Milton Casco from Newell's Old Boys.

Casco, 27, is poised to become OM's 10th summer signing as Marcelo Bielsa oversees an overhaul of the squad.

The Ligue 1 side announced on their official website on Tuesday: "The final details will be discussed in the coming hours by Olympique Marseille and Newell's Old Boys for the transfer of Milton Casco."

The club said that, contrary to a report in French newspaper L'Equipe, Bielsa and Marseille club officials had been in agreement over their desire to sign the left-back, who has one senior cap for Argentina.