Valenciennes defender Carlos Gil will face no club sanctions, despite a second absence from training as he seeks a transfer.
Gil, who returned to the Ligue 1 side almost a week late in January, following a leave of absence, was again missing last week.
But after Valenciennes made it clear it would not allow the player to return to his native
"He was polite and showed no rancour, even to me after I blocked (the move). He will not be sanctioned."
One of the most famous names in French soccer will be back in Ligue 1 next season after FC Nantes secured promotion to the top flight.