Marquinhos not giving up on PSG yet

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos insists he will continue to fight for a place in the starting line-up amid suggestions he could leave the club this month.

The Brazil international was a regular feature for PSG in his first two seasons following his arrival from Roma in 2013, winning back-to-back Ligue 1 titles.

But Marquinhos has found game-time hard to come by this term, with Thiago Silva and David Luiz the preferred options in central defence for Laurent Blanc's side.

Blanc admitted recently some of the squad members could move on during the January transfer window, but the 21-year-old is adamant he still has a future at the Parc des Princes, although he may decide to weigh up his options at the end of the season.

"Like everyone else, I'm always thinking about being included in the starting XI," Marquinhos told Le Journal du Dimanche. "But you have to respect the decision of the coach and the staff.

"I'll continue to work in order to get my place. But it's true that there will come a time where I will want more.

"You can't always get used to being on the bench. There are six months left [in the season] to win silverware and to try to become a starter. After that we'll see what happens."

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