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Houllier tells trio to stay

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Young French stars Samir Nasri, Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa have been advised to ignore the lure of Europe´s big clubs and stay in Ligue 1 for the time being.

Marseille playmaker Nasri has been attracting attention from the continent´s heavyweight teams for the last couple of years, while Lyon duo Benzema and Ben Arfa have shot to prominence this season.

But France´s national technical director Gerard Houllier reckons the trio´s needs would best be served if they stayed in their own country and said: "For those three players, it would be an error to leave for abroad now."

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