Marseille has loaned defender Garry Bocaly to Montpellier until the end of the season.
Marseille says that Montpellier has the option to the buy the 21-year-old Bocaly when the loan ends, although no financial details were given Thursday.
Bocaly, who has appeared for France at the under-21 level, was on loan at Montpellier last season, scoring four goals in 35 league games as the team went up to the first division on the last day of the campaign.
Montpellier hosts Marseille on Saturday. Montpellier is second in the French league, and Marseille is in fourth place.