Matuidi: I'm close to signing new Paris Saint-Germain deal

The France international midfielder, who attracted brief interest from Arsenal in the transfer window, has no fears about competition from January signing Yohan Cabaye
Blaise Matuidi has calmed Paris Saint-Germain fans' fears that he might leave in the summer by insisting that he will soon sign a new contract.

As revealed by Goal on Thursday, the midfielder was a target for Arsenal but elected to stay at Parc des Princes and renew his current deal, which expires at the end of the season.

And Matuidi, speaking after the Ligue 1 champions' 2-0 win over Bordeaux on Friday, confirmed that he is enjoying life at Parc des Princes and has no plans to depart in the summer.

"I am very happy here," the 26-year-old told Canal Plus. "The new contract will happen soon - do not worry."

January signing Yohan Cabaye came off the bench to make his debut for Les Parisiens in Friday's hard-fought victory but Matuidi has no qualms about vying for a midfield spot with another top-class performer.

"Having competition is the sign of a great club and it will help the team," the France international added.

"Cabaye had a very good debut. He quickly adapted. He is a very good player - a player who will be good for PSG and for Ligue 1."

Laurent Blanc's side lead the French championship by six points over second-placed Monaco, having played a game more, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alex netting second-half goals in the victory over Bordeaux.