Ben Arfa not for sale, say Marseille
Marseille have confirmed French international Hatem Ben Arfa did not train with the squad yesterday amid rumours of a move to Newcastle, but they insist the winger will remain at the club.
Ben Arfa left the club's training ground with his advisers yesterday after meeting with club president Jean-Claude Dassier, but Dassier then told reporters he would not be selling Ben Arfa.
"Hatem is part of our squad and will remain so," he said. "There is no serious and solid offer from Newcastle at the moment."
Dassier added that he does not expect the situation to change before the transfer window closes.