Charvet returns to Maine Rd

Last updated : 29 January 2002 By Brian Cartlidge

The 28-year-old City defender was hoping to renew his partnership with his former Chelsea team-mate Frank Leboeuf.

But Marseille were unable to go through with the signing because of a lack of funds.

"We are trying to cut costs and we don't need to sign another recruit who does not look a priority," a Marseille club source said.