Marseille in striker struggle

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Marseille have admitted they are struggling in their pursuit of a new striker.

The French side have not hidden their desire to bring in a new forward when the transfer window reopens in January.

Marseille have struggled in front of goal this season and they are determined to bring in a proven goalscorer in the New Year.

L'OM sport director Jose Anigo has revealed that the club have tried to sign Liverpool star Djibril Cisse, Valencia's Marco Di Vaio, Barcelona's Maxi Lopez and Monaco ace Emmanuel Adebayor, but without success.

Anigo admitted Adebayor was his first choice along with coach Jean Fernandez, but that the club will have to sell players first before bringing in any new faces.

"On a financial level, we don't have a big margin," Anigo told France Football.

"It will be like last summer, we have to use the departures of players to be able to have arrivals.

"We have worked on Barcelona's Maxi Lopez and Valencia's Di Vaio, but at the moment, nothing has been settled.

"Pape Diouf, coach Jean Fernandez and me, we all agree to hire Emmanuel Adebayor in June, as he wants to come.

"Between Marseille and Cisse, there is Liverpool, and we have not really started to talk with them. That is why the case has reached a standstill."