Premier League

Tevez 'will comply with order'

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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:34:00

Paris St Germain defender Mamadou Sakho admits he faces a big decision on his future, with a new contract offered as interest in his services mounts.

The 23-year-old has spent his entire career to date with his home-town club, having graduated out of their academy system.

The France international has, however, been a victim of an elaborate rebuilding project at Parc des Princes under PSG's ambitious owners.

He has not been figuring in the first team as often as he would like and concedes that he needs to be playing regularly.

Liverpool and AC Milan are among those reported to be keen on offering him the game time he craves, but PSG are also prepared to do all they can to keep the highly-rated centre-half in France.

Sakho said: "I have to take a decision. PSG are my club. I was born here and learnt my football here.

"I want to play for this club my entire life but it has to be clear that I don't want to sit on the bench.

"I did not play as much I like last season because of the manager's choices. Every player wants to play every week and I am no different.

"There is an offer on the table. With a new manager (Laurent Blanc), I can talk and see what he thinks.

"I am flattered to be linked with clubs of the history of Liverpool and AC Milan. We will see what happens in the near future."

Tevez was sold to Juventus by Manchester City earlier this week, with the striker signing a three-year deal with the Italian giants.

However, though he has started to fulfil the 250 hours of unpaid work he was ordered to do by Macclesfield Magistrates Court earlier this year after Tevez was found guilty of driving offences, the vast majority are still outstanding.

Whilst it is impractical for Tevez to complete the hours prior to reporting for pre-season training at Juve, Probation Service chiefs have already suggested they would have no hesitation in applying for a warrant to arrest the 29-year-old if no agreement had been reached about how he was going to fulfil the remainder of his punishment.

Tevez's legal team are currently attempting to sort the matter out but are adamant the South American will not be flouting the law.

"No rules or regulations have been broken in relation to Carlos Tevez's community service order," they said in a statement released this afternoon.

"We are acting on behalf of Mr Tevez to make sure he abides by all the rules."

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