Arsenal and Liverpool targets admits he will leave - but wants Italy move

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Jeremy Menez looks set to leave the club after suggesting he could return to Italy this summer.

Menez, 26, has recently been a target for Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool having been on the fringes of the PSG first team, and the former Monaco man's relationship with manager Laurent Blanc will surely lead to Menez's exit - and having starred for Roma for three years, Menez admitted that he could head back to Serie A.

"I had back surgery last summer and, when I was fit again, the coach made his choice," he said. "(Former coach Carlo) Ancelotti was closer to his players – you felt important with him. Laurent Blanc has a different way of managing. I am a little misunderstood at PSG.

"I had a great time in Rome. I already speak the language. I know Serie A, I know everything about it. The adaptation would be easy. I am looking for a team that would make me rediscover the pleasure of playing football. Juve is a team that I really like – one of the best in Europe."

"It has a quality workforce, consisting solely of champions – including in my position. But competition does not scare me", he added.

The comments seem to make the situation more murky rather than clearer. Arsenal and Liverpool, should they be genuinely interested in adding the Frenchman's services to their squad, could be boosted by Menez's admission that he is looking to leave the Parc des Princes at the end of the season.

But Menez could have inadvertently ruled himself out of a move to the Premier League by suggesting his best fit would be in Italy - and with that revelation now common knowledge, teams outside of Serie A could be put off from making a move for the former Sochaux star.

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