City still in talks for van Buyten
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
City have enquired about the powerful Belgian international and offered Sommeil in part exchange for the highly-rated centre back.
A deal looks unlikely before the close of the transfer window, but Marseille chairman Christophe Bouchet confirmed talks are still ongoing.
"Talks will go on. It is not that easy," admitted Bouchet.
"We have to talk a lot, but it is feasible, and that case has a meaning. That could suit everyone."
New Marseille coach Jose Anigo has revealed he is willing to abide by any decision the club make over van Buyten.
""Now if the club's financial interest is to sell Daniel, I will accept. But if he stays, it will be with pleasure, because Daniel is someone I like," said Anigo.
"He is a good player who has succeeded a beautiful last season and who missed some matches this year, but he is able to be back to his best."
Marseille are reported to be hoping to get the money from City to fund a bid for Lens striker Daniel Moreira.