The player that came closest to leaving Stade Velodrome was midfielder Charles Kabore, who first rejected a loan offer from Real Zaragoza, only to change his mind later in the day.
However, by the time that happened, it was too late for the La Liga side to close the deal before the end of the transfer window.
Star players Mathieu Valbuena and Nicolas N’Koulou were subject to bids from Fenerbahce and Newcastle respectively, but Marseille swiftly rejected the proposals.
Wantaway midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, whose younger brother Romain plays for Newcastle, was on the verge of making a switch to English Premier League.
The 27-year-old received official offers from Wigan and Queens Park Rangers, but once again Marseille officials didn’t like the proposals and decided to reject them.