We don't want to sell Marquinhos to Man Utd, insist PSG



Posted Sunday, March 01, 2015 by Goal.com

We don't want to sell Marquinhos to Man Utd, insist PSG

The defender was pleased to learn of the interest from Louis van Gaal's side but his current club do not want to lose him, according to Laurent Blanc

Laurent Blanc insists Paris Saint-Germain have no plans to sell Marquinhos amid interest from Manchester United.

Marquinhos has already admitted he was pleased to learn of United’s interest, while the 20-year-old’s agent has hinted a summer deal could be possible if the Brazilian continues to be be utilised as a rotation option by Blanc.

The former Roma stopper has featured 25 times in all competitions this term, but rarely in his preferred position of central defence, with Thiago Silva and David Luiz usually preferred in the middle.

"We did everything to keep Marquinhos and extend his contract," said Blanc at his press conference ahead of Sunday's Ligue 1 game against Monaco.

"We have been showing him that he is very important and we are not ready to let him go. He is strong everywhere he plays and he is only 20.

"He is the third most-used player in the squad and people still say we don't use him enough. Having players like him is very significant for a coach.

"Can he become a monster like Thiago Silva? He has the potential to become a very good defender. He already is, but he still has room for improvement."



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