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Deschamps in dark over Lucho

July 28, 2011

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps is unsure of his chances of keeping midfielder Lucho Gonzalez at the club.

Lucho Gonzalez's future has been the subject of conjecture
GettyImagesLucho Gonzalez's future has been the subject of conjecture

• Lucho wants to quit Marseille

Gonzalez is keen to leave the Stade Velodrome for pastures new and has been linked with ambitious Primera Liga side Malaga. But he featured in Wednesday night's Trophee des Champions thriller, which OM won 5-4 having trailed Lille 3-1 after 85 minutes.

Deschamps insists the 30-year-old Argentine will continue to be a part of his plans as long as he remains at the club, but said: "Keeping him? That is not up to me.

"It changes nothing. I wouldn't want to leave a player like him on the bench. He will give his all to help the team perform as best they can. While he is here, I will use him.''