Friday May 27 2011
Heinze swoop on Juve menu

After Gabriel Heinze announced he was leaving Olympique Marseille, Juventus have been linked with the veteran defender.

“There isn't just one reason why I decided to go, but I think this is the right choice and I did the club a favour by walking away,” said the 33-year-old former Manchester United man.

“I had extraordinary moments here, but this adventure is over.”

Juventus have immediately been linked with a swoop for Heinze, who had already been of interest in previous years.

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Friday May 27 2011
Deschamps confirms Roma talks

Didier Deschamps has confirmed he is in talks with Roma, “but I have not made any commitments yet. It's not a question of money.”

The Olympique Marseille Coach is one of the hot favourites to take over when American investor Thomas Di Benedetto becomes the new President.

“I am considering my future,” said the former Juventus boss. “It's not a question of money, as that is not a decisive element for me. What counts is the sporting project.

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Monday May 23 2011
Taiwo ready for Milan chance

Marseille defender Taye Taiwo maintains he has no fear about playing for Italian champions Milan next season.

The left-back has agreed to join the Rossoneri on a Bosman transfer after his contract in France expires.

"I'm not afraid of playing for Milan," he stated. "I was already nobody when I first arrived at Marseille, but I was able to impose myself.

"The Rossoneri are one of the most prestigious clubs in the world, like Manchester United and Chelsea.

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Friday May 20 2011
Gilardino on Marseille wish-list

Alberto Gilardino is considering his future at Fiorentina and it's suggested he could join Olympique Marseille.

The hitman is one of several players likely to leave Florence this summer after their failure to qualify for Europe.

French newspaper L'Equipe has made several leaps of logic by suggesting Didier Deschamps will be at the helm of Marseille next season.

The report also claims the former Juventus Coach is already working out a transfer strategy with Gilardino at the top of the wish-list.

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Wednesday May 18 2011
Taiwo set for Milan medical

Marseille defender Taye Taiwo is expected to have his Milan medical today ahead of his move to Serie A.

The Rossoneri have picked up the defender on a Bosman free and the switch could be finalised on Wednesday.

The Nigerian arrived in the Italian city last night where he dined with Rossoneri Vice-President Adriano Galliani.

He is set to undergo tests this morning before meeting with Rossoneri officials to conclude talks over his transfer.

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Monday May 2 2011
Heinze opens Serie A door

Argentine defender Gabriel Heinze is angling for a move to Italy after labelling Juventus as a great club.

Speaking with L'Equipe, the stopper admitted that he's likely to leave Marseille this summer a year before his contract expires.

"There is only a small chance that I will stay at Marseille," the 33-year-old left-back commented. "I have other projects for the rest of my career."

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Friday April 29 2011
Flamini backs Taiwo signing

Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini would welcome Marseille full-back Taye Taiwo if he moves to San Siro as expected this summer.

Earlier this week, L'Équipe claimed Taiwo, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the season, has agreed a three-year deal with Milan.

Flamini came through the ranks at Marseille and rates the club and its players highly.

"He would be a great addition," Flamini told Mediaset. "He is physically strong and gets forward a lot without neglecting the defensive part of the game."

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Friday April 22 2011
Taiwo close to Milan

Marseille attacking full-back Taye Taiwo is close to reaching an agreement with Milan, according to Il Corriere dello Sport.

The Nigeria international is out of contract at the end of the season and has made it clear that he plans to leave the Stade Velodrome.

Milan are still in the market for a full-back despite the signing of Didac Vila and Urby Emanuelson in the January transfer window.

Taiwo's possession of a European passport is also to his advantage in negotiations with the Rossoneri.

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Monday March 21 2011
Taiwo flirts with Milan

Marseille left-back Taye Taiwo has flirted with Milan, telling reporters in France that he'd like a move to San Siro this summer.

The Nigeria international is out of contract at the end of the season and will not extend his existing deal with Marseille.

Speaking to Canal Foot Club, he said: "I am honoured by the interest of top European clubs. Milan are my No 1 option."

The 25-year-old has also been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid.

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