Date: 29th November 2010 at 2:17pm
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Marseille first-choice right-back Cesar Azpilicueta has been ruled out for six months with a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury and it is thought the club’s manager, Didier Deschamps is targetinng Burnley right back,Tyrone Mears in the January window as a replacement.

The 27-year-old made four appearances for French Ligue 1 Marseille during a season-long loan spell at Stade Velodrome in 2008/09. He would have played more games had it not been for injury.

Mears, who scored his first goal for the Clarets at Turf Moor on Saturday against his former club,Derby County appears to be in demand again.

Stoke City were reported to be interested in Mears along with central defender, Andre Bikey.

Tyrone Mears was expected to leave in the summer for a Premier League club but nothing materialised and he now seems to be settled in the Championship and back on form for the Clarets.

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