The 25-year-old Cameroon international has scored only once for the Ligue 1 outfit this season from his deep-lying midfield role, but after turning in a number of impressive performances has attracted the attention of numerous clubs across Europe.
However, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Arsenal will now face competition from Serie A giants Inter, who have watched the African in action in each of Marseille's last two outings.
The French side are on the verge of exiting the Champions League after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in their quarter-final first leg clash last week, and Mbia could add to manager Didier Deschamps' woes by pressing for a summer switch.
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