Lucho Gonzalez has reached an agreement with Marseille that will see him remain at Stade Velodrome for the 2011/12 campaign.
The Argentine playmaker was expected to move on this summer after expressing a desire to take on a new challenge.
There has, however, been a distinct lack of interest, with few serious offers put to Marseille.
A move to Italy was touted at one stage, but no agreement was put in place.
Arsenal were also said to be keen, with Arsene Wenger planning to take the South American to the Emirates on loan.
Lucho, though, remains in France and, after speaking with the club, has now decided that he will see out the season with Marseille.
Club chairman Vincent Labrune told L'Equipe: "It is official, I held talks with Lucho on Friday night and I can confirm that he will remain with us this season."
Lucho's agent Marcello Trapasso has also confirmed that his client is going nowhere.
He said: "We have found an agreement. Lucho stays."
Meanwhile, Labrune has suggested that there will be no more incomings at Marseille before the transfer window closes.
He added: "It is 99.9 per cent certain that we will make no more changes.
"The only way we could do something is if a great forward at a great club wanted to join us on loan. To make that happen we would then loan out one of our players so we could pay the wages.
"We have no means to buy right now."