Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp watched Marseille striker Loic Remy score both goals in Sunday's 2-0 win over Lille, but the French side's coach Didier Deschamps issued a hands-off warning.
Redknapp is keen to sign the international striker, who has hit nine league goals this season, but Marseille are desperate to hang onto the player for their Champions League campaign which resumes next month.
"I knew Redknapp was here," said Deschamps. "He came to see some players, but he came for nothing. There was no point. 'Wait and see' is what I'd tell him if I saw him.
"They have important economic power, but I have important matches to play. This is not the moment to lose our best players."