Marseille boss targets seven
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
L'OM finished third in this season's Le Championnat and Perrin realises that he must strengthen his squad to keep up with the French pace-setters.
He told France Football: "The attack was deficient, so there will be new blood in that area.
"We have 29 contracted players, with several young players that will be loaned or on free transfers. So we could go to seven transfers.
"We will build a well-balanced team - competitive and better than the previous one. However, we are not certain about the departures from the club. It will all depend on the market."
After the departure of Franck Leboeuf to Qatar, Perrin wants to keep Daniel Van Buyten (pictured) in the centre of defence.
He added: "When you want to build a great team, the first thing to do is keep your best elements. That is our position towards Daniel."
Several names have been mentioned in connection with a move to the club including Jean-Alain Boumsong, Philippe Christanval, Djibril Cisse, Pauleta and John Carew, and the Marseille boss did not deny any of the rumours surrounding the players.