No accord in Flamini dispute
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marseille's meeting with Arsenal, regarding Mathieu Flamini, has failed to bear fruit.Marseille have revealed their meeting with Arsenal, regarding their wrangle over Mathieu Flamini, failed to bear fruit.
The two clubs are at loggerheads over the French starlet's switch to Highbury last summer, with Marseille claiming Flamini should not have been allowed to sign for Arsenal.
Arsenal insist they have not acted improperly and were backed by Fifa but Marseille complained to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
They are examining the matter and have claimed that Fifa's decision to sanction the transfer was 'riddled with mistakes'.
L'OM are now trying to reach an amicable settlement with their Premiership counterparts, rather than pursue the issue with the court, with the two parties having met in London on Monday.
But an accord is still nowhere near being reached, according to Marseille's administrative director Julien Fournier, who attended the meeting.
"There is no immediate way out," admitted Fournier.
"The positions are still too far away and we are set to continue with the negotiations."