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Defender feels he has been treated with a lack of respect

Mamadou Sakho has been left frustrated by the attitude of Paris Saint-Germain’s board towards a potential new contract for the highly-rated young centre-back.

The player, who turns 21 next week, has played in PSG’s first-team since 2007 and has attracted the interest of several top clubs, including Arsenal, who have been linked with a big money summer move for the France international.

Sakho had hoped to extend his contract at the Parc des Princes, but he has confessed to Le Parisien that he is somewhat vexed by the stalling of les Rouge et Bleu’s board.

“I was annoyed by the attitude of my leaders in December,” he admitted. “We made efforts and we found common ground financially. And then, on the eve of my signing, I was told that everything was postponed. It is a decision that wounded my pride. I took it as a lack of consideration. From the moment we found an agreement, there should have been no turning back. But I'm not sulking in my corner.

“I come from nowhere. I'm a little guy of the twentieth district. This gives me even more courage, but that's all. What interests me is my second dream. The first was to be professional at PSG. The second is to hear the beautiful music of the Champions League at the Parc des Princes.”

Though interest in his services remains, Sakho has said he “obviously still wants to re-sign” with PSG, who are presently second in Ligue 1 and well on course to welcome Europe’s greatest footballing show to town next season.

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