Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are determined to make a mark in Europe next season. The Parisians have already installed Christophe Galtier at the helm of affairs at the Parc des Princes to help facilitate their objective.
Meanwhile, the Ligue 1 champions are prioritising a move for a Nice midfielder. Elsewhere, an Inter Milan defender is close to joining the French giants. On that note, here’s a look at the key PSG transfer stories as on July 10, 2022:
PSG prioritising Khephren Thuram move
PSG are prioritising a move for Khephren Thuram, according to L’Equipe via PSG Talk.
The French midfielder enjoyed a good run under Christophe Galtier at Nice last season, registering four goals and three assists from 41 games across competitions. A reunion is reportedly on the cards this summer, with the player a priority for sporting director Luis Campos.
The 21-year-old is under contract with Nice till 2024 and is valued at €40 million. However, the Parisians will have to offload players before they can initiate a move for Thuram. The Frenchman is also wanted by Newcastle United, so the Parisians champions might have to move swiftly to get their man.
Milan Skriniar close to arriving in Paris
The player has already agreed personal terms with the Ligue 1 champions a couple of weeks ago. He has accepted a five-year deal that will see him earn a net annual salary of €7.7million. The Parisians are locked in negotiations with Inter Milan to strike a deal.
Talks have progressed well and the French giants are reportedly a step away from securing the signature of the Slovak international. After their initial offer of €50m was rejected, PSG have returned with an improved offer of €65m including add-ons, which is likely to be accepted.
Mauricio Pochettino could eventually replace Pep Guardiola at Manchester City
Former Manchester City winger Trevor Sinclair believes Mauricio Pochettino could take over from Pep Guardiola when the Spaniard decides to leave Manchester City. The Argentinean was sacked by PSG this summer after failing to deliver the Champions League.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Sinclair said Pochettino has the ability to manage big players and would be ideal for the Citizens.
“You look at [Pochettino]; he knows how to do with egos. He seems to have a fantastic rapport with players. It doesn’t matter how big the players I’ve just seen him managing Messi and Mbappe, Neymar. So on that side of things, I think he’s safe hands. I think he’s a charming man. He comes across well in the media, and I actually feel Manchester City might be the club for him,” said Sinclair.
“I think he might have a little sabbatical now because I’m sure he’s not struggling for finances. But I think Manchester City could be the one for him because I think if Pep is going to walk away at a certain stage, that might be a hot seat ready to take Pochettino.”