Liverpool and Arsenal have been handed a significant boost in their desire to sign Jeremy Menez from Paris Saint-Germain after the winger stated that there is no certainty regarding the situation surrounding his future.
The French international's current contract with the Ligue 1 champions is due to expire at the end of this campaign, which makes him eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club and join them for free in the summer. Menez also revealed that negotiations had taken place about an extension with the Ligue 1 champions but it failed to arrive at a successful conclusion.
Brendan Rodgers was keen on signing the French international during the winter transfer window but was dealt a blow after his agent Jean-Pierre Bernes confirmed that his client will remain at PSG till the end of the campaign. Menez was also reportedly targeted in January by Arsene Wenger after Theo Walcott was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
"We talked about an extension, but it was not sorted out. I have three months remaining on my contract at PSG, we will see what will happen at the end of the season," the Daily Express quoted Menez as saying.
Liverpool and Arsenal will have to make a swift move for the winger if they are keen on acquiring his services in the summer as Atletico Madrid are also reportedly interested in adding him to their roster.
The Express report suggests that Bayer Leverkusen too are in the race to sign Menez as the Bundesliga outfit are seeking a replacement for the departing Sidney Sam who will join Schalke in the summer.
Menez is way down the pecking order for Laurent Blanc's star-studded squad, which has seen him make 20 appearances this season, which includes only nine starts and 11 appearances as a substitute in all competitions. The 26-year-old has scored two goals and garnered as many assists for the Ligue 1 outfit in all competitive fixtures.
PSG sit comfortably on top of the Ligue 1 table with 67 points from 28 matches, eight more than second placed Monaco.