Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v West Ham

Sunday, 09 August 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Wembley

Last Game

Arsenal 1 - 0 Chelsea

Sunday, 02 August 2015, 15:00

FA Community Shield

PSG rule out Sakho departure

Paris St Germain assistant boss Claude Makelele has insisted it is 'impossible' Mamadou Sakho could leave the club.

Last Updated: 25/03/13 at 21:53 Post Comment

Mamadou Sakho: Linked with a move to Liverpool but PSG don't want to sell

Mamadou Sakho: Linked with a move to Liverpool but PSG don't want to sell

The defender has reportedly attracted the attention of Premier League clubs Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle United and admitted earlier this week that he was desperate to play more regularly, having had to battle with Thiago Silva and Alex for a starting spot this season.

However, Makelele has ruled out the possibility of the 23-year-old being sold and has challenged him to prove he should be first choice at PSG.

"Mamadou is the future of the club," former Chelsea midfielder Makelele 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."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

rationalmanc
WATCH: Benteke's debut screamer

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

Footer 365

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 'difficult questions'

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker says manager Arsene Wenger has a lot of "difficult questions" to answer.

West Ham forward Enner Valencia ruled out for up to 12 weeks

West Ham forward Enner Valencia has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a leg injury.

Jordy Clasie says he'd have rejected move to Man United in order to join Southampton

Jordy Clasie claims he'd have rejected Man United to sign for Southampton - saying it's "better to start lower and finish higher".

Mail Box

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company