Mexican defender linked

Last updated : 26 January 2003 By Martyn Elliott

One of them chose to report that Sir Bobby has enquired about the availability of Mexican World Cup star Rafael Marquez, but without a successful outcome.

The 23-year-old defender currently plays for AS Monaco and the club has turned down offers from several Spanish clubs for him.

Marquez is valued at around £8million, but is unlikely to move before the summer, with Deportivo La Coruna the likely destination.