L'OM eye reinforcements
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marseille are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.
Marseille are eyeing reinforcements ahead of next season, with several players reportedly targeted.
L'OM are not guaranteed European football next term after an inconsistent campaign, and are keen to push harder for honours next time round.
The club's main concern is defence, and unsettled Toulouse centre back Lucien Aubey (pictured) has emerged as one of the likeliest buys.
The highly-rated youngster is contracted to Toulouse until 2009, but is eager for a fresh challenge elsewhere.
Sochaux stopper Souleymane Diawara is also a transfer target, but Marseille are sure to face stiff competition from several top teams if they want to land the Senegalese powerhouse.
Marseille have reportedly made a verbal agreement with Ligue Two side Caen for versatile defender Ronald Zubar, but Lyon are expected to turn down L'OM's offer for exciting right back Francois Clerc.
Finally, Marseille are tracking the progress of Rennes captain Olivier Monterrubio.
The playmaker has just one year remaining on his contract, but will probably delay a decision about his future until after Rennes' UEFA Champions League hopes have been settled one way or the other.