Marseille chairman Pape Diouf has ruled out the possible sale of Franck Ribery in the January transfer window.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with the French international, but Diouf claims Ribery is going nowhere.
“We are full of consideration for Franck Ribery both as a man and a player, but he is part of the team, and we have the same consideration for any player,” Diouf told L’Equipe.
“There will be no favour for Ribery, and he is aware of it.”
Diouf admitted Marseille could be looking to strengthen their defence when the transfer window opens in January.
“We have not taken any decision yet on the winter transfer window,” added Diouf.
“We have to be realistic. You can’t find a great central defender so easily.
“Either he is a regular first-team member at his club or he is very expensive.
“With the departure of Sabri Lamouchi, there is a financial gap, which we could fill. If there is an opportunity, we will think about it.”