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Wednesday July 16 2014
Coke turns down Marseille

Sevilla right-back Coke has turned down the chance to move to Marseille after the clubs agreed a fee for his transfer.

AS reports that Marseille met Sevilla’s €3.5m asking price and the 27-year-old was given permission to speak to the French club.

Marseille recently appointed former Athletic Bilbao Coach Marcelo Bielsa to the bench but Coke rejected the offer of a switch to Ligue 1.

His agent had suggested the move would go through but Coke would prefer to remain at Sevilla and a new contract is expected to be signed.

Bielsa had made Coke one of his main targets for the summer but the former Chile boss will now look elsewhere.

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