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Marseille have approached Ajax for defender Nicolás Tagliafico

As reported by RMC, Marseille have made contact with Ajax over signing Argentine defender Nicolás Tagliafico.

OM coach Jorge Sampaoli knows the 29-year-old from his time as Argentinian national team coach and remains friendly with the player, but the move is likely to be a complicated one to complete say the outlet. Ajax see the defender as an important part of their team and are looking ahead to a Champions League last 16 tie with Benfica next month while English clubs are also keeping tabs.

Nevertheless, Marseille have made an approach over a loan deal with an option to buy included and they could return for the defender in the summer should a move this month not work out.

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