Jeremy Menez
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Paris Saint Germain manager Laurent Blanc claims that there is little chance of Jeremy Menez completing a move to Liverpool or Arsenal before the end of the transfer window.

The forward has started just five Ligue 1 games this season and with his contract at Parc des Princes expiring at the end of the campaign a number of clubs have been linked with a January move to sign him for a cut-price deal – with Arsenal and Liverpool reportedly set to battle to secure his services.

However, asked in a press conference whether Menez may make a move to the Premier League Blanc said: "I don't think so. Unless a last-minute surprise happens I believe that were are going to face the second half of the season with the same squad, plus Yohan Cabaye."

Some reports claimed recently that Menez was upset about his lack of minutes at PSG and was willing to make a move during the January transfer window to increase his chances of making next summer's World Cup.

Blanc continued: "Jeremy Menez? Until now nobody has come to me telling: 'I definitely want to leave because I want more playing time' and the transfer window closes in just 48 hours. So I believe that if nobody has asked me to leave it is because they are happy to stay at PSG."

Liverpool are in the market for a forward and after failing to sign Mohamed Salah, Brendan Rodgers' side have been linked with Menez and the Ukrainian Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Meanwhile, reports recently claimed that Menez's agent has already made contact with Arsenal over a potential move to the Emirates this month as Arsene Wenger is looking to replace Theo Walcott, who will be out for the rest of the season with injury.