It is not a new trick when a manager is to ready sell a player and begins to praise him in order to get a higher valuation. We have seen Mourinho sell Ibrahimovic to Barcelona in the same way.
In a similar way, Unai Emery has spoken out regarding Arsenal and Chelsea target Blaise Matuidi. The French player is reported to be on the verge of an exit from the club and while he was linked with Manchester United earlier, now Arsenal and Chelsea seem to be the favorite destination for the midfielder. Surprisingly all three clubs have purchased a midfielder already this transfer window and it will boil down to who wants another midfielder.
The 29-year old has been pivotal for PSG over last five years since joining. He is said to be looking for a new challenge and also some reports state that he has become unsettled after the purchase of Krywochiak by PSG.