Mandanda rejects offers after talks with Michel

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Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda says he has rejected offers from several clubs but refused to rule out a potential move at the end of the season.

Mandanda’s contract expires at the end of current campaign and his future at the club looks increasingly uncertain with every month that passes in which he doesn’t sign a new deal.

With less than six months remaining on his current deal, the shot-stopper is free to sign a contract for next season under the Bosman ruling, and he reveals he was in advanced talks with several clubs, but was convinced to not to sign anything after talks with the club’s head coach Michel and president Vincent Labrune.

“I had very advanced contacts. But I needed reflection and came to the conclusion that the best thing for me was to continue the Marseille adventure,” the France international told L’Equipe.

“We cannot make decisions without meeting people. I saw the coach [Michel], and president. We had a man-to-man talk this week.

“It means people are interested. I do not know what will happen in six months, if I will always have the same proposals, if I will stay in Marseille. But I have learned to live with this uncertainty,” he concluded.