The Reds have enough talented playmakers at the moment but they would have had one of the next best had the deal gone through.
The Frenchman is finding his best form again after a serious knee injury.
Yaya Toure's stock has plummeted at the Etihad with no way back under Pep Guardiola.
The French winger denies claiming he would not play at Marseille under Franck Passi.
Interestingly, a protracted transfer deal with Marseille was suggested to be the final straw for Mitchell at Spurs.
Southampton manager Claude Puel has explained how Ben Arfa will be able to flourish.
The Tottenham Hotspur loanee has been commenting on his difficult transfer to Marseille.
New Tottenham Hotspur winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou says he is targeting more goals and assists with his new club.
Spurs have recently been doing business with the French club.
Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal feature in our transfer roundup.
The Marseille star seems to have finally been captured in Tottenham Hotspur colours despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding his move.
Marcelo Bielsa is expected to be announced as the new manager of Marseille after the club was sold to Gérard Lopez, according to reports in France.
Ahead of a proposed moved to Tottenham, we profile young Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou.