Rafa hopes for Cisse interest

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Rafa Benitez hopes to find a club to take Djibril Cisse off Liverpool's hands on a permanent basis in the summer.

Cisse is currently on loan at Marseille, but reports suggest the French club are increasingly unlikely to take up the option of an £8million permanent deal.

The striker has scored just four goals in 15 appearances in Ligue 1 and has been booed by the Stade Velodrome fans.

Benitez, who does not count on Cisse for his future plans, feels there could be further interest should Marseille decline to push through a permanent transfer.

"Maybe we will have other clubs interested in him," said Benitez in The Times.

Meanwhile, Cisse has reiterated his plea for patience from the Marseille supporters, insisting he is not 'Superman'.

Cisse told L'Equipe: "I can understand it (the fans' frustration), but they can also understand that to find this level is not done by the waving of a magic wand and what is needed is patience.

"I am not Superman.

"But, whistled or not, I make fun about it. There remain seven matches here and then another season will start.

"You will be able to judge me on a whole season."