Dynamo Moscow are set to allow the transfer of two players from the club this summer.

French giant Olympique Marseille are already very close on completing the transfer of Slovakian international central defender Tomáš Hubočan from the club. The player was reported to have flown to the French club to finalise contractual negotiations and undergo a medical pending the move, according to reports from La Provence.

Also, L’Équipe’s Mathieu Gregoire reports that the deal involves €1.2 million which could complete within the next few days. The French side is preparing for the unveiling of the player having reached an agreement for the transfer.

English Championship club Newcastle United are also looking to sign a player from the Russian side. The club has had a lot of activity signing players and letting others go. They have completed the signings of forward Dwight Gayle, aside Matz Sels and Matt Ritchie. Coach Rafa Benitez still wants another to boost the defence. It would difficult to convince a good defender to join the second tier football club but there are experienced ones that can do the job very well for short term pending when they return to the Premier League as they hope.

One of the good options is Christopher Samba. Samba, 32, spent three years at Dynamo Moscow before the club released him. He has good leadership qualities that would prove important in the Championship. He has spent five years before with Rovers, so he is used to English football. His power, confidences aside being imposing would definitely be useful at Newcastle. Recently released Martin Demichelis from Manchester City is another option, Newcastle is considering. There’s also Brazilian Alex that has been released by AC Milan. The former PSG player would prove useful to Benitez as they plot their way back to top flight English football.