Barcelona interest is flattering, says Marseille's N'Koulou

Olympique de Marseille defender Nicolas N'Koulou has admitted that he is flattered by Barcelona's reported interest in him.

The defender was recently linked with a move to the Camp Nou side, and although the 22-year-old wants to focus on OM for now, he feels honoured to be associated with the Champions League holders.

"Barcelona? Their interest is flattering. It's a good feeling that they are following me. I will look at what is best for me. I am still under contract here, and I am mainly thinking about the club's difficult situation at the moment," N'Koulou told to Canal+.

The centre-back has a contract with Marseille until June 2015, and will not be available on the cheap in the summer transfer window.

N'Koulou joined Marseille from Monaco at the start of the 2011-12 campaign, and has since become an important first-team member at the Ligue 1 side.

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