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Marseille star Mathieu Valbuena yet to discuss his future as Arsenal and Liverpool are linked

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2.02K   //    30 May 2014, 00:15 IST
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Mathieu Valbuena in action for Olympique Marseille

Arsenal and Liverpool target Mathieu Valbuena has admitted he has not yet discussed his future at French giants Marseille, after the club announced their new manager as Marcelo Bielsa on Tuesday.

Arsenal are already rivalling Liverpool for one Frenchman in Loic Remy, but both sides are also keeping tabs on Marseille’s Mathieu Valbuena.

Valbuena, who is going to the World Cup this summer with France, admits he has yet to sit down with the Marseille boss and has rubbished claims that Bielsa wants to offload the midfielder.

The 29-year-old told reporters: “I’m the pivot in this France side and I wish I could have produced the same performances for Marseille this season. I’m the first person to regret the poor season we’ve had and it has been a difficult year from a personal and a collective point of view.

“I don’t feel under pressure at Marseille. My form was pretty consistent but my performances also depend on the collective effort put in.

“I know Bielsa by name only. He’s bringing in an ambitious project. It’s been eight-years that I’ve been at Marseille now.”

He added: “People say I’m not trusted by Bielsa but that’s not true. He has his project but I haven’t discussed it with him yet.”

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