Inter Milan will be hoping that Marseille can win the Europa League as it would mean the permanent sale of out-of-favour forward Joaquin Correa.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Correa joined Marseille from Inter last summer.

The 29-year-old former Lazio and Sevilla forward joined on an initial loan deal.

However, the loan contains a potential obligation for Marseille to sign Correa on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

Qualification for the Champions League next season would trigger that option.

Marseille have no intention of signing Correa from Inter on a permanent basis.

The Argentine has not featured regularly for the Ligue 1 side this season. He has zero goals or assists in the league.

If anything, Correa’s form with Marseille has been even worse than it was at Inter.

The 29-year-old never really lived up to expectations across two seasons at the Nerazzurri.

So Marseille would undoubtedly be signing a player they don’t really want to if they do qualify for the Champions League.

Inter Hoping Marseille Win Europa League & Sign Joaquin Correa

At the moment, Marseille are a long way from qualifying for the Champions League via a top four finish in Ligue 1.

Marseille are currently ten points behind fourth spot in the table. That would entail at least a playoff spot in next season’s Champions League.

Therefore, the likelihood of Marseille reaching fourth spot in the remaining matches of the table appears very remote.

But there would be another route into next season’s Champions League.

At the moment, Marseille are in the quarterfinals of the Europa League. They face Atalanta at the start of next month.

If Marseille were to win that competition, they would automatically qualify for next season’s Champions League.

That would mean buying Correa on a permanent basis for a fee of around 10 million.

As such, Inter will have a particular interest in the French side’s performance in that competition.