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Reports: Paris Saint-Germain plot stunning move for Manchester United star

22.93K   //    09 Oct 2017, 11:12 IST

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What’s the story?

Paris Saint-Germain are plotting another shock transfer as per the reports in Le10 Sport (via Metro).The French publication claim that the Ligue 1 giants are keen on signing Manchester United's David de Gea next summer.

The Spanish shot-stopper has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford for am a long time and was tipped to join Real Madrid in the summer. PSG are hopeful of landing him for less them £90 million and have already begun talks with the Spaniard's agent.

In case you didn’t know...

PSG shocked the world in the summer by activating Neymar's €222 million release clause. The Brazilian decided to join the French side who are on a revolution.

They have also snapped up highly rated Kylian Mbappe on loan for the season with an option to buy for €168 million. PSG are on the verge of breaking all FFP rules but the club officials are confident that they have not broken any rules.

The heart of the matter

Le10 Sport claim that PSG have David de Gea on their radar and have already begun talks with the player's agent. The report reveals that PSG’s director of football, Antero Henrique, has already been in contact with Jorge Mendes and is confident of sealing a deal.

PSG already have two brilliant goalkeepers, Alphonse Areola and Kevin Trapp, in their squad but are keen on signing a 'World Class' keeper. Apart from De Gea, they have also been linked with a move for Jan Oblak, who has a €100 million release clause in his contract at Atletico Madrid.

They were ready to activate it in the summer but were reluctant to do so because of FFP rules. They were more interested in signing Mbappe and they got him on loan instead of on a permanent deal to avoid breaching the fair play rules.

What’s next?

De Gea reportedly wants to leave Manchester United and head back to Spain. Real Madrid were the only club interested in him but now face competition from PSG.

The Ligue 1 side are ready to offer a massive pay raise but the keeper's intentions to head back to Spain might ruin their chances of signing him.


Author’s Take

PSG are building a team for the future and are ready to sign any star available. They have a stunning strike force already and are now keen on making the defence stronger.

It won't be a surprise of De Gea or Oblak end up at PSG next summer but it would be interesting to see how they manage to sign them along with Mbappe without breaching FFP rules.

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