Valbuena wants to stay at Marseille

Despite a nightmare season that has seen the club drop out of the race for Champions League places, the France international has pledged his future to the Stade Velodrome side
Mathieu Valbuena has signalled his intention to stay at Marseille next term and help turn the team's fortunes around.

Les Phoceens are currently on their worst run of form in almost half a century, having gone 12 games without a victory in Ligue 1.

Despite the prospect of Champions League football disappearing next season, Valbuena, who has scored 20 goals in 158 appearances for the club, has no intention of leaving Marseille.

"I'm still under contract. When all is well here, we can do what we want. But when all is not good, nothing happens. That's what makes the charm of this club," the 27-year-old was quoted as saying by RMC.

Deschamps' men will resume their search for a first league victory since January when they visit Lorient on Friday.