More hints on Cisse staying

Last updated : 11 January 2009 By Daryl Baker
Djibril Cisse
Marseille boss Eric Gerets has revealed that Cisse has turn down a request to cut his loan at Sunderland short and return to the French club.

Marseille are currently suffering major striker problems, with all 4 first team strikers carrying injuries. As there is no clause in the loan contract for Marseille to recall Cisse, it was completely down to the player, in which he was opted to stay with Sunderland.

Gerets had this to say, "I didn't throw a party when Cisse left, I predicted this situation when he left. I said: 'I hope nothing happens to Mamadou'."

"Unfortunately, it did, and we've had a few problems ever since."