Busy January for Marseille
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marseille could be off-loading several members of their squad in January.
Marseille could be off-loading several members of their squad in January's transfer window.
The South Coast club will probably be making lots of changes to their personnel with several fringe players heading for the exit door.
Defender Johnny Ecker has had contact with Nice and his former Lille team-mate Sylvain N'Diaye is interesting Nantes after failing to earn a place under new boss Philippe Troussier.
Bastia are leading the chase for former Leeds United loanee Lamine Sakho and Laurent Batlles is in talks with Toulouse, the club where he started his career.
A three-and-a-half year contract offer is on the table for Batlles (pictured) and could be offered the chance to stay at the club until the end of his career.
Centre back Philippe Christanval is thought to be interesting Southampton.
On the incoming front, l'OM are in the market for a target man.
Lens' Dagui Bakari, Bayer Leverkusen ace Dimitar Berbatov, Borussia Dortmund's Jan Koller, Mickael Pagis of Strasbourg and Pierre van Hooijdonk, currently with Fenerbahce, have all been linked.
South African agent Rob Moore has reportedly offered Troussier two players he worked with at South Africa - Porto star Benny McCarthy and Arminia Bielefeld's Delron Buckley.