Marseille still chasing Cisse signature
Marseille have not given up hope of signing Djibril Cisse despite the Liverpool striker's insistence that he is happy at Anfield.
Cisse angrily denied claims made by his brother and one-time agent Hamed that a deal with Marseille was '90% done' at the weekend and insisted: 'I'm in Liverpool for three more seasons and I'm not going to leave.
'The stuff is rubbish, I'm here to stay. It hurt me because it's my own family who talk rubbish.'
Marseille sporting director Jose Anigo is adamant, however, that the Mediterranean giants will continue their pursuit of the 22-year-old.
'Of course I have read and heard what was said about it and I believe Djibril has clearly given his opinion on that but we have not abandoned our hopes,' said Anigo.
'I am not disappointed by what he said, he was clear enough but he is still in our minds.
'We have not discussed anything directly with him and his position does not bother me. But in football what you say one day might not be the truth any more the next.'
With Marseille in seventh place in Ligue 1 but just a point behind second-placed Auxerre, Anigo is determined to use the transfer window to strengthen the side in a bid to qualify for next season's Champions League.
And that does not mean selling some of the club's key players.
Talented young winger Franck Ribery has been linked with Manchester United in recent days but Anigo has made it clear selling is not on the agenda, at least for the time being.
He added in L'Equipe: 'Our young promising talents have committed themselves to us for three or four years.
'My position is clear: we want to build up a great team within the next two to three years.
'Ribery will definitely stay with Marseille until the end of the season at least. This is also the case of (Bostjan) Cesar, (Lorik) Cana, (Samir) Nasri, (Cedric) Carrasso and (Taye) Taiwo who are also youngsters we rely on.
'When you want to create a great team the key is to keep your talents.'