Darcheville eyes Marseille
Jean Claude Darcheville believes he has the ability to play for a club like Marseille.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 14/11/08 8:33am
Rangers striker Jean Claude Darcheville believes he has the ability to play for a club like Marseille.
Darcheville has been linked with a move to the French giants after falling out of favour in Scotland.
After joining Rangers in July 2007 and helping them to a Uefa Cup final in his first season, the 33-year-old has only started four times this term.
Despite this fact he maintains he is happy at Ibrox, but admitted his agent had been speaking to a number of clubs in France.
He said: "I had a phone call with my agent, and he told me he had a few contacts in Ligue 1.
"I am very happy at Rangers and I don't really look for a departure. However nothing is impossible. I don't forget France made me. I don't say no to a come-back, it will depend on the opportunities."
Darcheville enjoyed a successful spell at Ligue 1 side Bordeaux where he spent five years, scoring 37 goals in 131 league games, and believes that he has what it takes to play for Marseille if a deal materialises.
He added: "Do I have the level for L'OM? Of course. I have no doubt and I can't say why I should not have the level.
"I have the qualities and I know Le Championnat very well and I have scored a lot of goals in Ligue 1.
"You can say what you want but Marseille will always remain a legendary club. If such a club would contact me, of course I won't remain impervious."
Meanwhile Marseille chairman Pape Diouf has laughed off suggestions that the club are in line to re-sign Didier Drogba from Chelsea.
The striker has re-iterated his desire to finish his career with the club he left in 2004 for £24million.
The 30-year-old spent just the one season with Marseille in 2003/04, scoring 18 goals in 35 games and helping the club reach the Uefa Cup final.
Despite this Diouf remains realistic at the prospect of the Ivory Coast man returning.
He said: "I am not dreaming. Didier is a man I appreciate a lot, and I have kept contact with him since his transfer to Chelsea.
"But nowadays the financial and economical data don't allow us to view a comeback of Didier Drogba at Marseille, even if it remains a big wish for everyone. You can always dream, but I prefer to keep my feet on the ground."