l'OM target Greek star
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marseille have made Greek midfielder Angelos Basinas their top transfer priority.Marseille have made Greek midfielder Angelos Basinas their top transfer priority as they attempt to sign the star from under the noses of Birmingham.
The Panathinaikos star has agreed terms with Steve Bruce's side, as revealed by skysports.com, although no accord has yet been reached by the two clubs.
L'OM are now keen to stake their own claim for the Greek international, and have identified him as the most likely candidate to replace the departed duo of Eduardo Costa and Benoit Pedretti.
The 29-year-old looks likely to leave Pana this summer and could well end up at Stade Veoldrome if Jean Fernandez has his way, although with a year left on his current deal the Ligue 1 outfit must reach an agreement with their Greek counterparts.
L'OM officials will meet with the player's representatives on Tuesday, but if a deal fails to materialise they could turn to Greek international team-mate Costas Katsouranis.
The 26-year-old currently plies his trade for AEK Athens, and has previously attracted interest from Werder Bremen and Italian champions Juventus since impressing during Euro 2004.
Also believed to be a target is Genoa's French star Sabri Lamouchi, as the 33-year-old is constantly slated with a move to Stade Velodrome, whilst l'OM sporting director Jose Anigo is also keeping close tabs on River star Marcelo Gallardo and Bastia's Pascal Chimbonda as they look to reinforce their midfield contingent.