Makelele rules out transfer amid Liverpool and Newcastle interest

Mamadou Sakho (PSG)Mamadou Sakho is the future of Paris Saint-Germain and won’t leave the club in the summer, says assistant boss Claude Makelele.

The 23-year-old has hinted his future might lie away from the Parc des Princes recently having fallen behind Thiago Silva and Alex in Carlo Ancelotti’s pecking order.

Liverpool, Newcastle United and Arsenal are all said to be monitoring Sakho’s situation following his outburst as they look to try and tempt him away from the Ligue 1 club.

However, Makelele believes PSG won’t sanction any move for the France international and has called on Sakho to prove he is worthy of a place in the starting XI.

“Mamadou is the future of the club,” the former Chelsea midfielder told Le Parisien. “It is impossible he could leave. Sometimes I also had bad thoughts as a player. He has to reject them.

“Of course he needs to hear that he is important, but sometimes he has to remain quiet. Mamadou has now reached a level where he cannot act as a child and ask for affection. He is a professional.

“He is in a world where the strongest ones don’t say anything. The more Mamadou shows his power on the pitch, the more it will be impossible to not play him because he is just a great defender.” (Sky Sports)

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