Liverpool target wants move

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Liverpool target Taye Taiwo is reportedly attempting to orchestrate a move away from Marseille.

The left-back has been on the radar at Anfield for several months now, and new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is keen to fill a vacant position after the exits of Fabio Aurelio and Emiliano Insua.

Hodgson confirmed that he was in the market for a full back earlier this week, with the former Fulham boss linked with Reto Ziegler and Wayne Bridge over the last couple of days.

Nigerian defender Taiwo is more of a long-term target, having been of interest to the Reds during the Rafael Benitez era.

The 25-year-old has only one year left on his contract at the Stade Vélodrome, and is reportedly keen to leave the southern based Ligue 1 side after the arrival of Gabriel Heinze limited his first team options last summer.

OM president Jean Claude Dassier has previously stated a desire to keep Taiwo, but the former Lobi Stars defender has rowed with manager Didier Deschamps over a potential move.

Taiwo told “Marseille know where I stand on this issue of a transfer. They are the ones who have to sort it out - I made my feelings clear to them."

Athletico Madrid are also thought to be keen on a potential move, and Marseille will have to decide if they want to cash-in on Taiwo or lose him for free next summer.

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