Arsenal target Mamadou Sakho signs new Paris Saint-Germain deal until 2014

Midfielder commits to Ligue 1 club

Paris Saint-Germain have warded off potential suitors chasing defender Mamadou Sakho by handing the youngster a new deal.

The 21-year-old has been a defensive stalwart for the capital city outfit this season and has been rewarded with a new contract that will run until 2014.

Sakho has attracted the interest of some of Europe's biggest clubs, with Milan and Arsenal reportedly coveting the gifted stopper.

The French international has been locked in talks with the club for the last few weeks, and PSG announced the news of the extension on their official website, while president Robin Leproux  spoke of his delight at having successfully concluded negotiations with Sakho.

"It’s a great joy for the club and all the fans. Mamadou is an iconic player for the club,” Leproux said on RMC radio.

"We like his style, his energy. We want him to play for the club for a long time. We know he’s very attached to PSG."

Sakho's old deal with the Ligue 1 side was due to expire in 2012.

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