Marseille have confrmed that they are still interested in signing unsettled Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse.
Cisse hinted on Tuesday that he may have to leave Anfield when the transfer window opens in January if he does not win a regular place in the Anfield starting line-up.
The French forward is unhappy with his current lack of action and believes he merits a run in Rafa Benitez’s starting XI.
Marseille expressed an interest in signing the former Auxerre man in August after doubts were raised over the future of Cisse at Liverpool.
Marseille sporting director Jose Anigo revealed they would be interested in signing Cisse on loan when the transfer window reopens.
“The possibility of taking Cisse on loan will firm up in December. We know that he is not playing at the moment,” said Anigo.
“If Djibril is to play in the World Cup finals with France then he needs to be playing regularly.
“If he wants to come to Marseille he will be made very welcome.”
Cisse had spoken on Tiesday of his frustration at not getting a regular run in the side.
“It is true I have achieved a very good start to the season, with a lot of goals,” Cisse told France Football.
“It is frustrating to not be always in the starting XI. But the coach makes his choices.
“I didn’t have any talks with him about that, he didn’t give me any explanations, but I have a normal relationship with him.
“I accept his choices, we will see later. I am patient.
“Obviously, I won’t spend the whole season on the bench, but we are just at the start of the competition.
“It is a period for experimentation. The coach is trying a lot of things, so I have no reason for being worried.
“I am waiting, hoping it won’t last too long. If the situation does not evolve, perhaps I will have other words in December.”