No Arsenal offer for Valbuena
Marseille have yet to receive a 'concrete' bid from Arsenal for Mathieu Valbuena, according to Didier Deschamps.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 04/07/11 10:51am
Marseille have yet to receive a 'concrete' offer from Arsenal or any other club for Mathieu Valbuena, according to Didier Deschamps.
Arsene Wenger is reported to be considering the playmaker as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, who both look set to leave Emirates Stadium this summer.
But Deschamps insists that there have been no official approaches for France international Valbuena, 26, during his time in charge at Stade Velodrome.
The Marseille boss told La Provence of the stories relating to Arsenal: "That is just rumours.
"For the two years I have been here, no concrete offer has ever arrived. That doesn't mean Mathieu is not a player of great value.
"Considering our Champions League qualification, I believe the most important thing is to remain at Marseille."
But Deschamps admits that Marseille could consider profitable bids at a time when the Ligue 1 club are aiming to cut their wage bill.
He said: "However, if an attractive offer comes to the officials, I will probably be asked to think about it. It is not the case today."