Giannelli Imbula
Imbula one of a handful of players Marseille considering selling by the end of the month.Getty

Marseille have confirmed they have received offers for Tottenham Hotspur target Giannelli Imbula and may have to sell the player before the end of June.

While Valencia are also understood to have an interest in the 22-year-old midfielder, Tottenham are reportedly keen to sign Imbula after his impressive season in Ligue 1.

The club have already attempted to offer Marseille Benjamin Stambouli as part of the deal to bring the France Under-21 international to White Hart Lane but no deal has been struck as of yet.

Marseille suggest, however, a deal could happen soon, with the club needing to offload at least one player in order to comply with Ligue 1's administrative body the Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion (DNCG) ahead of the 2015-16 season.

Club president Vincent Labrune told RMC: "Today Imbula has four or five clubs after him. We have offers for several players. If we have an offer that we like, we will open the door. We have never had as many offers for as many players as we do now.

"[Florian Thauvin, Imbula and [Dimitri] Payet have a lot of offers. We have to sell someone before the 30th June in line with what we agreed with the DNCG. We tried to make a really competitive team this year, we came far. But we have to balance the books."

Marseille's need to sell could also be good news for Everton and Newcastle United. Roberto Martinez's side are hoping to bring 28-year-old Payet to Goodison Park to improve their options in attacking midfield, while Thauvin, who has also been linked with Tottenham in previous summers, is reportedly on Newcastle's shopping list.

Imbula's agent has already indicated his client has attracted the interest of several clubs although he will not attempt to strong-arm Marseille into settling for a lesser fee.

"I have taken note of the position of the club to sell the player and at the moment," Imbula's father and agent Willy Ndaji said. "I have many contacts with the leaders of several European clubs. But I let Marseille negotiate (the price)."