Manchester United & Barcelona target happy in France

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Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew could snub the advances of Manchester United and Barcelona and stay at the Stade Velodrome next season after the club secured Champions League football, reports Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old Ghana international had been expected to leave France this summer, after attracting attention from a host of top European clubs, but now looks set to perform a u-turn and remain with the Ligue 1 runners-up.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been credited with an interest in bringing Ayew to Old Trafford in the past, while Tito Vilanova is also said to have been monitoring the player's situation at Marseille.

However, Manchester United and Barcelona could miss out on the African's services, after his latest comments suggested he would be willing to commit his future to Elie Baup's side.

Reflecting on an impressive domestic season in France, Ayew spoke of the negative chants aimed at his team-mates from Marseille's fans, but added that he is willing to forgive and forget, as they look to push on collectively next season.

"We've been on the podium all season long but sometimes we came back home and the fans were against us," he explained. "Things like that hurt because we fight for the team and we know we could have done better, but Paris have invested a lot of money in quality players.

"To play in the Champions League next season will be fantastic, so I could stay here and play in that competition."


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