Football: Marseille president in custody over Gignac transfer

Marseille's French president Vincent Labrune is pictured before the French L1 football match Evian (ETG) against Marseille (OM) on Sept 14, 2014, at the stadium Parc des Sport in Annecy, southern, France. Olympique de Marseille president Vincent
Marseille's French president Vincent Labrune is pictured before the French L1 football match Evian (ETG) against Marseille (OM) on Sept 14, 2014, at the stadium Parc des Sport in Annecy, southern, France. Olympique de Marseille president Vincent Labrune has been held for questioning amid an investigation into the transfer of France striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, a source close to the probe said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

MARSEILLE (REUTERS) - Olympique de Marseille president Vincent Labrune has been held for questioning amid an investigation into the transfer of France striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, a source close to the probe said on Tuesday.

Labrune was being questioned in Marseille with OM director-general Philippe Perez while former president Jean-Claude Dassier was being questioned in Nanterre, in the Paris suburbs.

Investigators are trying to figure out whether club officials took illegal commissions when Gignac was transferred from Toulouse in 2010.

Marseille lead the Ligue 1 standings after 13 matches with Gignac having scored 10 goals.