Not for sale! Manchester United and Tottenham target Thiago Motta may be off market

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Unhappy midfielder Thiago Motta will reportedly stay at Paris Saint-Germain despite interest from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Wantaway Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur target Thiago Motta will remain a Paris Saint-Germain player, claims a local Paris newspaper. 

According to Le Parisien, Motta will not leave the Ligue 1 champions this winter despite his agent, Alessandro Canovi, asking for a transfer. 

Earlier in the week, rumours of United and Spurs' interest in the player began to break, with most national media outlets reporting on the player's unhappiness in France and his determination to get a move away from the club he has been at since 2012.

This season, despite the player's reported disillusionment at the club, he has continued to be an ever-present fixture in the side that currently sits third, three points off top spot, in the top tier of French football.

Motta has played a part in 16 of PSG's 19 Ligue 1 games this season, starting 15 of them, and playing the full match in five of the club's six Champions League fixtures. 

Nevertheless, the rumour over the player's potential departure from the European heavyweights has not gone away, but it may not matter as Le Parisien believes the club will stand firm on the experienced midfielder if any offer is made. 

Although United and Spurs are regarded as two of the front runners in the race for the Italian international, AC Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid have also had their names linked to the midfielder, so it could prove to be an intense battle for his signature if the French club do decide to make him available. 

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