Marseille deny interest in signing Montpellier midfielder Bryan Dabo

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Montpellier claim Marseille have made a bid for Bryan Dabo -- but OM insist they are not targeting the midfielder.

Marseille missed out on Idrissa Gueye, who opted to join Aston Villa, and look likely to lose the race for Caen's N'Golo Kante to Leicester.

Reports suggest OM have now turned their attention to 23-year-old Dabo, but they have denied making an offer for the Montpellier youth academy product.

In a tweet, the club said he "is not part of the staff's plans."

However, Montpellier coach Rolland Courbis told RMC that Marseille had approached their Ligue 1 rivals about Dabo, whom L'Equipe claimed was the subject of a €2.5 million bid.

"We have received an offer from OM. There is [Marseille coach Marcelo] Bielsa's list on which Dabo features," Courbis, who coached OM between 1997 and 1999, said.

"The sum proposed was something ridiculous though. That we are poor and we are battling with the rich, OK, but we're not very, very poor.

"I will just say that they have not been very generous. And if they don't want to give us anything more, I will be delighted to keep him."