Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has claimed he turned down Everton because he believes his current side are "bigger and more attractive".
Gignac, 26, has been linked with the Premier League in the past, and indeed expressed disappointment when a summer move to Fulham failed to come to fruition, but he has now said he would not want to leave France unless one of the world's leading clubs expressed an interest.
"Everton is a top club in England but for me Marseille is bigger and more attractive," Gignac said. "I want to play one day abroad but at a bigger club like the Manchester Uniteds of this world."
France international Gignac has struggled to live up to expectations since leaving in Toulouse in 2010 but he said: "I do want to make a name for myself at Marseille. I love the club."