Arsenal & Liverpool preparing Mathieu Valbuena swoop

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Arsenal and Liverpool are preparing a move for French international Mathieu Valbuena after the midfielder failed to commit his future to Marseille.

As reported by talkSPORT, the Premier League duo are ready to make a move for the midfielder in the up coming transfer window. 

Valbuena, who is set to star at this summer's World Cup, has revealed that he's yet to speak with Marseille's new manager. 

The midfielder has also admitted that he had a poor campaign at the Ligue 1 outfit last season, but has insisted that he doesn't feel under pressure at the club. 

Speaking to reporters, the 29-year-old said: “I’m the pivot in this France side and I wish I could have produced the same performances for Marseille this season. I’m the first person to regret the poor season we’ve had and it has been a difficult year from a personal and a collective point of view.

“I don’t feel under pressure at Marseille. My form was pretty consistent but my performances also depend on the collective effort put in.

“I know Bielsa by name only. He’s bringing in an ambitious project. It’s been eight-years that I’ve been at Marseille now.

“People say I’m not trusted by Bielsa but that’s not true. He has his project but I haven’t discussed it with him yet.”

Liverpool and Arsenal could now go head-to-head for the player's signature in the near future, as they look to improve their squads ahead of the 2014/15 campaign. 

Both sides will be involved in next season's Champions League competition and the signing of Valbuena would certainly help them in their quest for Europe's elite trophy. It remains to be seen, however, as to whether Marseille will sell the star to either of Arsenal or Liverpool this summer. 

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