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Man City have Fabiano and Taiwo on the radar

November 27, 2008
By Soccernet staff

Marseille left-back Taye Taiwo claims Manchester City are one of a host of English clubs looking to sign him.

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The Nigeria international has been linked with a move away from OM for around a year now, and City are believed to have been tracking him for a while.

He insists he is happy at the French side but claims he has been the subject of a number of inquiries, especially from English teams.

''I know a lot of clubs, notably English ones, are following me,'' the 23-year-old is quoted as saying in L'Equipe. ''Manchester City? Yes, that is a club who would like me, like other clubs I have heard about here and there.

''But once again, it is up to the directors at OM to decide. Me, I am very happy at Marseille.''

Taiwo, who speaks English, was named the Young African Player of the Year in 2006. He joined OM in 2004 from Lobi Star and has scored some spectacular goals for the French club over the past four years.

Meanwhile the agent of Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano claims City are also tracking the Sevilla star.

Fabiano, who scored a hat-trick for his country against Portugal last week, has scored just three goals for Sevilla this season - but his agent Jose Fuentes claims a host of clubs, including City, are tracking him.

"Manchester City have asked about Fabiano but that is not unique because they are just one of many," Fuentes is quoted as saying in the Daily Star.

"The final decision lays with Seville and I still have to speak to the club's directors."