Motta handed PSG extension

Paris Saint-German will continue to draw on the experience of Thiago Motta after he signed a one-year extension to remain at the club next season.

The 34-year-old midfielder had been linked with a return to Genoa in Italy after his contract ran out last month at Parc des Princes.

But Les Parisiens have put to put the exit rumours by handing Motta a new deal to keep him in the French capital for a sixth successive season.

"It's a great pleasure to extend my contract with Paris Saint-Germain," he told the club's official website. "I have a special history with this club, who have put a lot of confidence in me over the last five years.

"The adventure continues and I'm very happy. We will continue to be competitive and we'll give the maximum to go as far as possible in all the competitions we take part in."

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: "Thiago Motta is an important member of the squad and his leadership and knowledge of the game are really appreciated by our supporters.

"He is certainly one of those to have contributed greatly to the growth of Paris Saint-Germain, both in France and internationally."

The Italy international started 31 games in all competitions for Unai Emery's side last term as they won the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue trophies, but conceded the Ligue 1 title to Monaco.