Wednesday, 4th August 2010

Striker Mamadou Niang has reportedly told Marseille that he wants to sign for Turkish giants Fenerbahce, despite the French champions remaining keen to hang onto their prolific goalscorer.

Niang has no doubt had his head turned by the Istanbul side’s lucrative offer which would see the Senegal man earn €320,000 per month over a three-year contract. 

Marseille remain keen to keep Niang if they possibily can and have again stated they do not wish to transfer the striker. Club president Jean-Claude Dassier said: "Niang is interested in the offer, he spoke to Didier Deschamps [Marseille’s coach]. However, he has a contract. Mamadou Niang is not transferrable."

The French club’s comments leave Niang in a delicate situation, just days from the start of the new French season. Should the striker choose to push for the move, Marseille may harden their stance.



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