Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thomas Meunier claims he did not receive a suitable offer to depart from Ligue 1 champions this summer after he was rumoured with moves to Manchester United and Arsenal.
Both Premier League teams were reportedly considering a move for the 27-year-old defender, whose current deal with PSG expires in the summer.
However, the 27-year-old defender opted to stay with the French giants for one more year.
‘It was an intense period, with a lot of interest and discussion,’ Meunier told RTBF.
‘I could have left but it was not done because there was nothing that suited the club or myself. Nothing was 100 per cent for it to work
‘I have always said that I wanted to stay in Paris.
‘I still have one year on my contract and I still hope an extension can be secured.
‘The situation is a little more complicated because I am no longer the preferred choice in my position, but I remain professional.
‘I feel good there and we will see what happens during the season.’
Belgian defender also insists that he is not targeting a move away from the French champions in the January transfer window, even if there won’t be a contract extension offered by the Ligue 1 giants.
‘I have already spoken with the coach,’ said Meunier.
‘We are aware that this year will be complicated. But I have always thought that leaving in the middle of the year is a bad idea because I think that the clubs which do business in January are clubs that, for me, act in haste.”
Arsenal and Man Utd both strengthened their defensive end during the summer transfer window, the Red Devils opted with securing the services of Aaron Wan-Biasaka and Harry Maguire, while the Gunners lured Kieran Tierney and David Luiz at the Emirates Stadium.