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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 December, 2004, 11:07 GMT
Mbami seeks move from PSG
Cameroon's Modeste Mbami (right) and Danijel Ljuboja
Mbami lifts the French Cup in 2004 in happier times with PSG

Cameroonian midfielder Modeste M'Bami has said he wants to leave his French side Paris Saint-Germain.

The 22-year-old international told a French sports daily that he finds the team's negative style stifling and that he hopes to move when the transfer window reopens in January.

"If I can leave, that's how it will go," Mbami told L'Equipe.

"I have some contacts. It's not a joke, it's serious."

However Mbami's hopes for a quick move were dealt a blow on Tuesday when he injured his right leg during a European Champions League game against CSKA Moscow.

The 22-year-old now looks set to be out of action for up to three months.

The Indomitable Lion, who quit Cameroon's national team last month over differences with recently-sacked coach Winfried Schaefer, has been one of PSG's best players this season.

"I am young and have to look at the financial aspect, but also the sporting aspect," explained a player who could fetch a price of around US$8m.

"I need to play in a team which pleases me. I take no pleasure in a draw or a defeat."

If I can leave, that's how it will go
PSG's Modeste Mbami

PSG coach Vahid Halilhodzic is renowned for placing discipline and organization ahead of creativity - and M'Bami feels the team has become predictable and easy to contain.

"Our game is stereotyped. We play very deep and we suffer," he said.

"Honestly, the player who tells you he is enjoying it would be a liar.

"When you can't string three passes together, it's frustrating."

After finishing second in Ligue 1 and winning the French Cup last season, PSG are currently 12th in the league - struggling despite having spent heavily over the European summer.

"Let's open our eyes, and stop talking about winning the title," M'Bami said.

"The reality is that we're all over the place. I ask myself how we can avoid 15th or 16th place."

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