Marseille claim they were offered Asamoah Gyan by Sunderland.

Marseille sporting director José Anigo also claimed yesterday that the Ligue 1 club were offered the chance to sign Gyan.

"Asamoah Gyan - they suggested it to us, Sunderland wanted an exchange for (André-Pierre) Gignac, but he didn't want to go (to Sunderland)," he told French daily sports paper l'Équipe.