Fulham nearly signed Marseille star

But Anigo insists Marseille were not prepared to sell the French forward.

Anigo told RMC Sport: “With Fulham, there was an agreement but it was not resolved. It was close to the deadline. We did not take risks; we stopped the negotiations and Andre-Pierre Gignac returned to Marseille.

“He was fine to go to Fulham. That seemed to please him. But he returns with good intentions. We talked and he intends to continue his career, making his merry way.

“It is clear that Amauri would have blocked Gignac [from taking his place in the side].”