Last Updated: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:21
Paris Saint Germain midfielder Mamadou Sakho has alerted Newcastle and Arsenal by declaring he could leave France in the summer.
The highly-rated 22-year-old has struggled to cement his place in the PSG side this season and a move to the Premier League could be on the cards as he looks to keep his place in the France side ahead of the World Cup.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is keen to add the player to his French contingent but Arsene Wenger is still looking to replace Alex Song and is also in the hunt to sign him.
Sakho will make a decision on his future at the end of the season but a move to England is his preferred choice and the Gunners will battle it out with the Magpies for his signature.
"I will do everything to play at the 2014 World Cup but I need to be playing week in, week out," he revealed. "I cannot accept playing just a few minutes this season and next because this is a decisive moment in my career.
"At the end of the season I will sit down with my agent and club officials and clear up the situation. If I have to leave PSG to keep my place in the France national team, then I have no choice but to leave."
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