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Marseille rejects accusations of corruption in Nasri deal

It had been reported that high-ranking club officials had received money from a number transfers, but the Ligue 1 outfit has refuted such claims.

Olympique de Marseille has moved to deny allegations that senior club officials received money from transfers.

RMC reported that Samir Nasri's move to Arsenal from the Velodrome in 2008 was corrupt, while Le Parisien claimed that a Corsican organized crime family profited from Andre-Pierre Gignac's move to the club from Toulouse.

"It is with amazement that Olympique de Marseille learned that the media are relaying wrong and defaming information suggesting that parts of a procedure for judicial investigation have established links between organized crime and the club," an official statement read.

"Faced with this smear campaign two days before a crucial match, the club want to reinforce their confidence in all employees, particularly the director of sport."

Marseille faces arch rival Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, hoping to close the gap on the Ligue 1 leader to two points.

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