Liverpool target Taye Taiwo is reportedly attempting to orchestrate a move away from Marseille.
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 SkySports.com: “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.