Newcastle chief scout checked on Marseille's Nasri

Newcastle United chief scout Steve Walsh took in Olympique Marseille's UEFA Cup clash with Zenit St Petersburg last week.

The Evening Chronicle says Walsh's top target was Marseille's local-born attacking midfielder Samir Nasri, who is of Algerian origin.

But Walsh will have noted that former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse scored two of the Marseille goals.

The hit man, who started his career with Auxerre, is still only 26 and would like a return to the Premier League.

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