Monday, 14th January, 2013
Marseille coach Elie Baup is looking to sign "one or two players" when striker Loic Remy is sold to Newcastle United.
Remy has been granted permission to speak to the English Premier League outfit after Marseille accepted a bid from Newcastle and, though Baup is not happy to lose the France international, he does accept financial realities at the Stade Velodrome meant there was always the chance he would leave.
Now though thoughts are turning to arrivals instead of departures.
"We will work on the possible arrival of one or two players", Baup was quoted as saying by France Football, following Marseille’s 3-1 defeat against Sochaux yesterday.
"It was in tune with the times, we know that", Baup added, speaking about Remy’s imminent sale.
The coach is also planning to directly replace Remy, saying that "the first idea is to find a player for the attack."
Marseille’s weekend defeat sees them slip to three points behind league leaders Lyon, while they are one point off second-placed Paris Saint-Germain.
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