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Aurelio injury means new left-back wanted? by lfctalk
July 9, 2009, 09:06
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Injury to Fabio Aurelio has reportedly led to Rafael Benitez making a move for Marseille’s Taye Taiwo.

Aurelio has injured his knee while playing football on the beach while away on holiday with his family in Brazil.

Andrea Dossena is still likely to be sold with a move to Juventus looking close. The Italian has contradicted himself this Summer by saying he wanted the move to go through, but then backtracking and stating his desire to stay on Merseyside.

Taiwo has made his desire to move to England public in the last few months and it appears that Rafa Benitez has taken notice after the defender put in some fine performances in Europe last season.

“If I was to depart, then I would not join a small club. It will be Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal.” Taiwo told France-Football.

“I do not want to leave Marseille for the sake of it. If I make it, it will be for a big club, to win the UEFA Champions League, in England, or why not Spain?”

“I won’t make it for money, otherwise I could immediately leave for Ukraine, where I could earn just as much.”

“I am not scared by the level in England. I believe I have the right level to defend against [Wayne] Rooney or Cristiano Ronaldo.” he added.

“Anyway I am more powerful than them. The only one with whom it would be much more complex is Messi.”

“He is too small and too strong. That’s why maybe it could be better for me to join England rather than Spain.”

The 24 year old has been linked to other Premiership and continental clubs in the past few months, but appears set on moving to a top four Premiership side – and not Tottenham Hotspur.

“I have made my desire to play in the Premier League clear,” he told Sky Sports.

“Tottenham are a big club, but I am at Marseille. I want to play in the Premier League, but I have a contract. But if the clubs agree.”

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