Van Buyten set to stay
By Rob Lancaster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester City are known to be admirers of the centre back and are reported to have made a bid as manager Kevin Keegan looks to strengthen his defensive ranks.
City are willing to pay around é¼3 million for the player and may try to tempt the French team by offering David Sommeil in the deal as well.
"Manchester City have made an enquiry along with a number of other clubs," stated Marseille spokeswoman Natalie Paoli.
"We don't want Daniel to leave and at this stage it doesn't look like he will, although you can never be absolutely sure."
Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are also believed to be tracking the stopper but have yet to make any offer to Marseille.