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Arsenal and Manchester United transfer boost as Argentina star anticipates becoming a free agent next summer

Ezequiel Lavezzi was widely expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window, and while he has opted to stay put this season, he believes his time in the French capital is coming to a close.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United [via Metro] had been linked with the Argentina international, but no club was willing to table a bid.

He has entered the final year of his contract with the Ligue 1 giants, and isn’t expecting to be offered an extension before the end of next season when he will become a free agent.

The recent arrival of Angel Di Maria is likely to only limit Lavezzi’s playing time under Laurent Blanc, the PSG manager, even further, but he is determined to enjoy what looks set to be his final year at the Parc des Princes.

Speaking to Telefoot, he said: “The truth is I want to stay because I have a lot of faith in the team,” as quoted by Goal. “This year we brought in players that really reinforced the team.

“I’m very happy for new signing Angel Di Maria, it’s always good to play with your friends. He is a great player, I hope he adapts quickly.

“I think it’s my last year in Paris. But I’m okay and I want to finish it the best way possible. You never know what can happen. Today I want to stay, tomorrow we’ll see.”

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