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Latest update : 2009-07-01

French league runner-ups Marseille are expexted to break their tranfer record with a 17.5-million-euro fee to sign Porto captain Lucho Gonzalez. The 28-year-old Argentinian was the main target of new coach Didier Deschamps.

AFP - French giants Marseille are set to break their transfer record with a 17.5million euros fee for Porto's Argentinian captain Lucho Gonzalez, the buying club announced on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old will sign a four year contract with the French club suject to a medical.

Gonzalez, who joined Porto from River Plate during the 2005/06 season, was Marseille coach Didier Deschamps main target.

Gonzalez is the second new recruit since Deschamps replaced Eric Gerets as coach - having signed 20-year-old Cameroon left back Charley Fomen.

The former France World Cup and Euro winning captain - who won the 1993 European Cup with Marseille - also wants to buy a central defender with Bordeaux' Souleymane Diawara or Galatasaray's Turkish international Servet Cetin top of his list.

Date created : 2009-07-01

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