Paris Saint-Germain’s UEFA Champions League exit could bring about big changes, with rumours suggesting the club wants the squad built around top target Lionel Messi. Here are eight players heavily linked with the French giants, as well as five players that could leave!
Click through the gallery above to see all the latest transfer rumours surrounding PSG, according to various reports.
The upcoming transfer window is set to be a jampacked one for manager Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo, who will hopeful of the club landing its targets in order to strengthen their chances of competing for next season’s Champions League title.
The French giants were dumped out of Europe’s biggest club competition this week after a 4-1 aggregate loss to Manchester City, while they went agonisingly close in the previous season, losing 1-0 to German giants Bayern Munich in the final.
According to Le Parisien, PSG are aiming to make a host of changes in the window, with the Ligue 1 giants believed to be looking to bring in a world-class superstar, a midfielder and a right-back.
Messi has reportedly been identified as the man to fulfil that first role, with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah seen as the French giants’ second choice. In terms of midfielders, PSG are believed to be interested in soon-to-be free agent Georginio Wijnaldum and Stade Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga.
Napoli’s Spanish international Fabian Ruiz is another option, while Serge Aurier has been linked with a return to France’s capital, having previously represented the club from 2014 to 2017.
A number of players could be on the way out in the next window, though this is very much likely to depend on which stars come in. Neymar, for example, is heavily linked with a return to Barcelona, but would probably stay put if Messi joined him in France.
Right-back Alessandro Florenzi is reportedly set to go back to Roma, his parent club, with PSG said to be leaning towards not making his loan deal permanent.
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