Marseille open to Arsenal switch for Valbuena
Published 14:58 17/08/11 By MirrorFootball
Marseille are willing to sell France international Mathieu Valbuena to Arsenal
OM are yet to receive any offers for Valbuena, who has eight France caps, but sporting director Jose Anigo said the club were willing to let him go rather than fellow midfielder Andre Ayew.
"Mathieu has been with this club for six years and we're willing to open talks if Arsenal want to buy him," he told RMC.
"We are very pleased with his performances, but we're ready to listen to offers out of respect for the player.
"However, we have not had contact with Arsenal. Not about Mathieu and not about Andre [Ayew] either."
Anigo ruled out any sale of Ghana international Ayew, who was born in the northern France town of Seclin, adding: "Andre Ayew is not for sale.
"It is correct that he has a clause in his contract, but that clause was valid until a certain date and that day has already passed.
"If clubs want to buy him now, they'd have to pay another fee than that clause. Andre still has plenty to achieve at Marseille."