Lyon and Marseille dispute Ben Arfa deal

June 30, 2008
MARSEILLE, France, June 30 (Reuters) - Olympique Lyon and Olympique Marseille have become involved in a dispute over the transfer of France forward Hatem Ben Arfa, with Lyon saying that his move to Marseille was not valid. Marseille said last week the 21-year-old Ben Arfa was joining them from the French champions. However, Lyon said the deal had not been finalised because they had not received all the required financial guarantees from Marseille. Lyon said in a statement they expected Ben Arfa ...

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