Serie A duo eye l'OM stopper
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Internazionale and Juventus are rumoured to be eyeing a move for Taye Taiwo.
Serie A giants Internazionale and Juventus are rumoured in the French press to be eyeing a move for Marseille ace Taye Taiwo.
The powerful left back is believed to have come to the attention of respective coaches Roberto Mancini and Fabio Capello after a series of impressive performances for Nigeria during the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Taiwo's contract does not expire until the summer of 2009 but that is not expected to dissuade the Italian duo from stepping up their interest.
Inter appear to be heading the chase and may test Marseille's resolve with a bid in the region of é¼6 million (£4 million).
Taiwo is reported to have already held impromptu discussions with international team-mate and Inter striker Obafemi Martins regarding the possibility of a move but Inter supremo Massimo Moratti may now wish to commence more formal negotiations.