Despite reports suggesting Andre-Pierre Gignac was close to a move to Russia, his agent has denied any deal has been done.
As we move closer to the end of the season, speculation regarding the future of the next batch of football’s free agents continues to grow. Linked with a transfer to Liverpool and Spurs by the London Evening Standard the next move of French striker André-Pierre Gignac has been thrown into doubt by his agent Jean-Christophe Cano.
It had been suggested that the Marseille striker had already agreed a deal to join former team-mate Mathieu Valbuena at Dinamo Moscow, but Cano has come out in the pages of L’Equipe and denied any deal has been done.
"This is wrong especially since there was no contact with their owners," he insisted. "Would Andre-Pierre like to stay at OM? Yes, certainly.
"Will he remain at OM? I do not know yet," he added.
The 29-year-old striker who has scored 18 goals in 31 games this season is enjoying a wonderful campaign, returning his best goal record at Marseille, but with his wages already totalling €330,000 per month, it is well-known that the Ligue 1 club cannot extend this much higher.
In the past he has always been heavily linked with a move to Italy, as well as the constant stories linking him to England. Moving to Serie A or the Premier League would make perfect sense for the burly forward, and it is more likely they would be able to satisfy his wage demands without breaking the bank.
Marseille are in a fight with Monaco for third place in Ligue 1 after their 3-2 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday all but saw their title chances fade away.
Gignac would almost certainly like to play in the Champions League for Marseille, but the French club are resigned to the fact he will leave, it now just depends who can make the best offer to entice him this summer.