MYSTERY surrounds a possible visit of French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his beautiful wife Carla Bruni to the Costa del Sol.
The couple are expected to travel to the area at the end of September to attend the golden wedding anniversary celebrations of some friends.
They are following in the footsteps of Michelle Obama, whose high profile visit to Marbella in August, caused a media frenzy.
While the pair are also rumoured to be staying at the Hotel Villa Padierna, its owner has denied this.
Other local media reports insist they will be staying closer to Marbella, perhaps in a rented villa.