The Italian scored 26 goals in all competitions last season but now wants to move away from the Cote d’Azurclub.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, talks are currently ongoing between Marseille and the player’s agent Mino Raiola.
The Italian daily states that Balotelli is looking for a two-year contract on wages of at least €6m-a-season.
Marseille were rumoured to be on the fence as to whether to pursue Balotelli, owing to the 27-year-old’s controversial past.
However, with Coach Rudi Garcia keen to have the player on board as he looks to boost his squad for next season, Marseille have made their interest in the player serious.
Balotelli, whose club finished eighth in Ligue 1 last season, did not show up to the start of Nice's pre-season preparations last Monday.
Mario Balotelli set to join Marseille
09 July 2018
Mario Balotelli is said to be in talks over a move to French club Marseille, with Nice ready to sell him for €10m.