By Amir Mir
Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou is expected to stay in France as the club are not prepared to sell their player to Tottenham or Everton, according to a report.
TalkSport are citing French outlet L’Equipe who claim that Marseille are refusing to negotiate with the Premier League duo who contacted the club over his availability this summer.
A France under-21 international, N’Koudou scored ten goals in the 2015-16 Ligue 1 campaign and was reportedly scouted on a regular basis last term from Spurs and Everton respectively.
The 21-year-old has two years left on his Marseille contract and has been told that for his own development he is better off staying in France.
It is said that the club have told the playmaker in no uncertain terms that he will stay at the Stade Velodrome despite Premier League interest.
The Toffees scored 59 goals last term, but struggled defensively as they finished a disappointing 11th which resulted in the sacking of manager Roberto Martinez.
Newly appointed manager Ronald Koeman is known for his shrewd buys as seen at his previous club Southampton where he signed the then-22-year-old Sadio Mane from Austria for £11.8million- the Saints have since sold their winger to Liverpool for a fee in excess of £30million.