Valbuena has no exit plans

Chairman talks convince playmaker he is at the right club

Mathieu Valbuena: Speculation suggested he was looking to move on in January

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Mathieu Valbuena has offered no indication that he is looking to leave Marseille, with positive talks having been held with the club's chairman.

Speculation suggesting the enigmatic playmaker is keen to secure a January move elsewhere has refused to go away.

His recent lack of domestic action and tumble out of the France squad was believed to have forced him to consider his options.

Marseille have always maintained that Valbuena remains an important part of their plans, with there no intention to sell in the New Year.

Chairman Vincent Labrune sought out the forward in an effort to clarify the situation, and all parties appear to be happy to continue working together.

"Will I remain at Marseille? I had a very positive talk with Labrune," Valbuena told L'Equipe.

"I am under contract until 2015. I am here and the adventure continues. We will see what happens in the future."

Upset

Valbuena admits he was disappointed to be dropped by Marseille and France, but is confident he can become a key man for both club and country.

"Not playing for my club was difficult to swallow," he said.

"I was upset and angry, but that didn't last long.

"I was upset and it dented my pride, but talking to Labrune has helped me a lot. He made me understand that Marseille have a lot of faith in me.

"The French team? To get back into the side I know what I have to do. I have to play well for my club."