Brazil international centre-back Marqinhos has put pen to paper on a contract extension deal with Les Parisiens, reports Goal.
The player has been linked with an Old Trafford switch but his new deal has now put to bed the speculations linking him with a move to Manchester United. He has agreed a five-year deal in principle that will see him remain at Parc des Princes until 2022.
Man United had seen a bid of €70 million (£60 million) for the player rebuffed as Mourinho looks to add depth to his otherwise solid defensive unit. However, the bids for the player was not considered by the Former French Champions as Unai Emery wants him, reports Globoesporte.
Along Thiago Silva, Marquinhos had a barnstorming season in the French League last season and he has been tipped for greater exploit.
Manchester United had confirmed Swedish defender Victor Lindelof as their first summer signing and the tough-tackling centre-back is expected to pair Eric Bailly at the heart of United’s defense. So it is still a win win situation for Mourinho.
The 23-year-old was quizzed after the deal about how he feels and he said:
“I have always said I’m happy to play for Paris Saint-Germain, and this contract extension is further proof of my commitment to the club.
“I feel very good at this club and with this group of players whom I am with every day.
“I have found here the perfect place to flourish and hope to win many more trophies.
“Over the last four years, I have been able to gauge the progress made at Paris Saint-Germain, which has notably enabled me to get into the national team.
“I’m really looking forward to starting pre-season ahead of a new campaign with my team-mates and to give the best of myself so that our team continues to make our fans proud in the coming months.”
Marquinhos is adept at sensing danger and he is a very good passer of the ball but this deal is not a blow for Manchester United, who have a plethora of star defenders.
Meanwhile, PSG are also in the running to sign Manchester United target James Rodriguez.