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Thiago Motta's agent warns PSG

November 13, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent

Thiago Motta's agent has warned Paris Saint-Germain they will have to make more of an effort before the Italian midfielder will sign a contract extension.

Thiago Motta
GettyImagesThiago Motta is "a long way from an agreement" with PSG.

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Motta, 31, signed a three-and-a-half year deal when he moved to the French capital from Inter Milan in January 2012.

With the Brazil-born player having become central to Laurent Blanc's side this season, with his influence off the pitch almost as significant as his contribution on it, the French champions are keen to tie the former Barcelona man down to a longer-term deal.

However, his agent, Alessandro Canovi, told Tutto Mercato Web that PSG would need to not only give his client a longer deal but also reflect his status within the team by improving his salary.

"We're thinking about things," he said. "I don't know what PSG think about it. Thiago won't accept the offer he's received from PSG for the moment. The problem isn't a financial one, because if he thought about money, he would have stayed at Inter and not gone to PSG.

"The problem is to understand how important they consider him to be given that he's among the top three in Europe in his position right now. The truth is that we're a long way from an agreement, even if he's happy to have received an offer from PSG, because to receive an offer from PSG is always important."

Motta has been linked with moves to Juventus, Manchester City and Chelsea.

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