Marseille admit van Buyten bids

Last updated : 13 February 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Coach Alain Perrin said: "We will try very hard to keep Daniel, in spite of the good offers which we have received for him.

"It is necessary in any event that we answer all of the scenarios in the same way avoiding, of course, selling him.

"Above all we are looking at staying challengers."

Sir Bobby watched van Buyten on several occasions before signing Jonathan Woodgate, but Manchester United and Real Madrid are also reported to be interested.