Peguy wants l'OM stay
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Peguy Luyindula has insisted that he wants to stay at Marseille.Peguy Luyindula has insisted that he wants to stay at Marseille, while Laurent Batlles also looks likely to remain at the club.
Luyindula bagged 10 goals for l'OM last season but the club have not performed well, failing to qualify for European competition.
Despite the disappointment, Luyindula dismissed reports that he now wanted to leave Stade Velodrome.
"Of course I will stay," he told L'Equipe. "As I have always said.
"It is not even a question for me. For my first season at Marseille I have had mixed results. Perhaps some people have some interest in saying I had a bad season.
"Other people have been stunted to see I have scored so many goals. They felt I completely failed.
"Considering our season, it was not so bad to have scored 10 goals. However I really expected much better."
Meanwhile, midfielder Batlles will probably sign a contract extension with l'OM soon.
The playmaker was not a regular first-team member and despite having scored eight goals last season, he had serious contact with Toulouse.
Pape Diouf and Jean-Pierre Bernes both pointed to the possible extension of Batlles' contract at Stade Velodrome.
The Marseille chairman said: "He should prolong his stay, it is our wish."
"All the rumours about his departure are unfounded," added his agent. "He should quickly sign again a two-year contract."
Marseille are also looking to strengthen and former Sochaux midfielder Wilson Oruma is a top target for sporting director Jose Anigo.
"We are close to completing the deal," said Anigo.
"The player wants to come and that is very positive. But we still have details to settle."