Arsenal and City target Matuidi makes PSG contract revelation

The France international midfielder has said that he will sign a new contract with the Parc des Princes outfit in the near future.

With the January transfer window closed and Premier League clubs having to make do with what they have for the rest of the season, player contracts will now come into focus.

Across Europe a host of players are in the last couple of months of their current deals, with one of the highest profile Paris Saint-Germain and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

The no-nonsense enforcer has been linked to all of the top English clubs at one point or another in the recent past, as he is able to sign a pre-contract agreement and change clubs for free this summer.

Arsenal and Manchester City have been the two sides most consistently mentioned as possible suitors for Matuidi of late – but it appears that the Premier League duo are set to miss out on him.

After featuring in PSG’s 2-0 win over Bordeaux on Friday night, the midfielder was asked about his contract situation and stated his intention to stay in his homeland.

"I am very happy here," he told Canal +. "The new contract will happen soon - do not worry.”

The 26-year-old’s future was somewhat up in the air after the addition of Yohan Cabaye in January – with the former Newcastle playmaker thought to be Matuidi’s replacement.

Despite this, Matuidi has stated that the new man’s arrival will not compromise his position in the team.

"Having competition is the sign of a great club and it will help the team," he added.

"Cabaye has had a very good debut. He quickly adapted. He is a very good player - a player who will be good for PSG and for Ligue 1."

As such, both Arsenal and City look like they will need to look to other midfield targets this summer.

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