Mbia only has eyes for l'OM
Stephane Mbia has his heart firmly set on a move to Marseille despite Premier League interest.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 08/07/09 10:37am
Stephane Mbia insists he has his heart firmly set on a move to Marseille despite interest from a number of Premier League sides.
The midfielder was expected to complete his move to the Ligue 1 giants last week after Rennes and Marseille agreed a fee thought to be in the region of €12million.
However the 23-year-old is yet to agree personal terms and even though the Cameroon international could command more lucrative wages in England he sees l'OM as the bigger challenge.
Both Everton and Manchester City have been strongly linked with the player but it appears Mbia is set to snub their approaches.
"I still want to join Marseille," he told L'Equipe. "I have met my Cameroon team-mates and they all told me l'OM is a great challenge.
"My priority is Marseille. We have to find an agreement. The Englishmen? I don't want to her about them."