Marseille president admits meeting Levy, but Tottenham haven't discussed signing Thauvin

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Marseille president Vincent Labrune says Tottenham haven't held talks over Florian Thauvin.

Marseille president Vincent Labrune has told the Daily Mail that Tottenham have not opened talks over a summer deal for Florian Thauvin.

Thauvin, 22, has already had an interesting career so far, playing for Grenoble and Bastia before joining Lille, but after re-joining Bastia on loan, he decided he didn't want to play for Lille anymore, and was sold to Marseille without ever making an appearance.

In his first season for Marseille, the promising French playmaker - who can play out wide or behind a striker - racked up ten goals and six assists, but has seen that drop to five goals and four assists this season under Marcelo Bielsa.

Once again, transfer speculation surrounds Thauvin, and his future with Marseille is in doubt as the summer transfer window draws ever closer.

The Daily Mail recently reported that Tottenham, Chelsea and Valencia were all interested in signing Thauvin, with Marseille willing to listen to offers for the midfielder.

However, the Daily Mail have now asked Marseille president Vincent Labrune whether Tottenham have been in contact over a move to sign Thauvin this summer - and he responded with an unequivocal 'no'.

Labrune also admitted meeting Spurs chairman Daniel Levy according to the report, but said that Thauvin's name was never mentioned in those discussions.

Labrune's admissions don't totally rule out a move from Tottenham for Thauvin, it also doesn't look like the Frenchman is at the top of Tottenham's summer transfer wish list, with manager Mauricio Pochettino no doubt keen to strengthen after one win in the last six games.

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