Tuesday, 17th August 2010
The future of unhappy Marseille winger Hatem Ben Arfa should be resolved within the next two days according to the French club. Ben Arfa has been disappointed that the Ligue 1 club have denied him the chance to move to Premier League side Newcastle United and had spoken out in protest.
While Marseille are keen not to be seen as backing down against Ben Arfa, they are, prepared to allow him to complete his move and cannot envisage a way which he could return to the Stade Velodrome. However, Marseille will only let Ben Arfa leave if he remains silent in public.
"Within two days it will be resolved", club president Jean-Claude Dassier told RMC, "then we will explain everything."