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Gunners fail with Lucho bid

Marseille confirm bid was rejected

By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey.   Last Updated: 20/08/11 7:39am

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Gonzalez: Arsenal interest

Gonzalez: Arsenal interest

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Didier Deschamps has confirmed that Marseille have rejected an Arsenal loan bid for midfield ace Lucho Gonzalez.

The 30-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Stade Velordome all summer, but moves to Spain and Italy have never materialised.

Arsenal were linked with a shock move for the ageing play-maker, and Deschamps has confirmed that they did indeed show an interest in him - as opposed to his team-mates Andre Ayew and Mathieu Valbuena, who were also been linked with the Gunners.

"I spoke to him and the one that really interests them is Lucho Gonzalez," Deschamps confirmed at a news conference.

"Arsene Wenger believes that it is a great player who could be useful to his team even though he does not fit in with his recruitment policy.

"He wanted him on loan but it was not acceptable to us, there are no negotiations."

Gonzalez now seems set to stay in the South of the France until January at least.

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