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The midfielder has extended his contract with the Parisians until the summer of 2016, the Parc des Princes outfit confirmed on Friday

Thiago Motta has signed a new one year deal at Paris Saint-Germain until the summer of 2016, the Ligue 1 champions have confirmed.

Motta's existing deal ended in June 2015 and the Brazil-born Italy international moved to the French capital from Inter in January 2012, scoring eight goals in 65 appearances for Laurent Blanc's men.

Confirming the news, the club tweeted: "Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce the extension of the contract of Thiago Motta until 2016."
PSG are currently on course to retain the Ligue 1 title - sitting five points clear of closest rivals Monaco - and the 31-year-old has started 21 of their 25 league matches this season.

Motta told the club's official website: "I'm very happy to pursue my dream with Paris Saint-Germain. I hope to continue to help the club reach their very ambitious goals in France and Europe."

While club owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi expressed his delight at the deal.

He added: "We're very proud to extend with Thiago Motta, an exceptional player on the pitch and elegant off it. He symbolises our ambitions."

Blanc's men visit Toulouse in the league on Sunday.