MARSEILLE HAWK CAMARA AROUND LONDON
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
L'OM supremo Bernard Tapie is trying to wheel and deal in the transfer market, after the club managed to overturn the decision to relegate them from the top flight, and Camara will certainly raise a large amount of cash.
Arsenal were originally linked with the 22-year-old former Bastia man, but their capture of Sol Campbell from Tottenham would appear to dampen their interest.
Spurs, themselves, have been forwarded as potential bidders for Camara, as they continue to seek their own defensive reinforcements, while Chelsea and Parma have also watched the stopper in the past.
The centre back played for France in the recent Confederations Cup tournament and is tipped to have a bright future at international level.
Marseille are still purchasing players themselves, the latest of which is Elpidio Barbosa Conceicao, a Brazilian otherwise known as Dill.
The 27-year-old Goias attacker has signed a three year contract at Stade Velodrome.
Meanwhile, the Mario Jardel transfer is still not finalised and more talks are planned with the South American star's agent.
Rumours are circulating that l'OM need to sell before they can finance such ambitious moves, as Ibrahim Ba is also believed to be keen to leave Milan for Marseille this summer.