PSG transfer news: £100m bid for Eriksen, Kanté update and more - May 4th 2018
Eriksen attracting serious interest, big bid to come?
According to numerous reports, PSG's interest in Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is serious. So much so that they are preparing an audacious offer - one that Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs simply cannot reject - of £100m this summer.
The creative midfielder, 26, has scored 14 goals and created 13 more across all competitions this term. His current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2020 and just like a handful of other key first-team players, is yet to agree terms on an extension given his current wage packet.
This is another reason why the lure of PSG could entice him further, as they'll be able to offer him double or potentially triple his wages to leave England's top-flight.
N'Golo Kanté update - increased asking price
Two months ago, we reported that N'Golo Kanté was not currently interested in a possible return to France as PSG were said to be monitoring the defensive midfielder's progress in west London.
French news outlet RMC (via Metro), have said that the Ligue 1 champions have held talks with Kanté's representatives over the last fortnight over a potential move.
It's been a forgettable campaign to say the least for Antonio Conte's side, but Kanté has been one of few highlights in 2017/18. However, every player has their price, even the best stars themselves. With that in mind, Chelsea's asking price is rumoured to be £88 million, before they would even consider negotiating a deal.
Will Ángel di Maria still be in Paris next season?
Given his ability, Ángel di Maria expects more from his current situation at PSG, that much is clear by now.
The 30-year-old Argentine, who joined from Manchester United two seasons prior, has bided his time patiently watching from the sidelines at times and still managed to contribute well across all competitions this term.
In 42 matches, he has scored 21 goals and created a further 15 assists too. To give some context, he's only completed a full 90 on seven occasions in Ligue 1 and the UEFA Champions League combined.
"I do not know [if I will be here next season]; football is very weird. I'm happy here but the club needs to bring in players and, for that, they have to sell others."
On not starting in their crunch Champions League ties: "I was very disappointed not to be included in the starting XI because I was in a good position."
Meanwhile, what about Julian Draxler's future?
Speaking of potential outgoings in Paris, creative midfielder Julian Draxler might also be leaving on a permanent deal this summer.
Draxler, 24, has regularly been linked with a move to England's top-flight since bursting onto the scene as a freshly-faced teenager in the Bundesliga at Schalke. North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, along with Liverpool and others have been monitoring his progress.
However, it seems as though Arsenal are once again frontrunners for his signature with departing boss Arsene Wenger set to leave once the Frenchman's contract expires next month.
PSG are said to be interested in making an approach for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembélé, who has struggled following his lucrative switch last summer. Despite the 21-year-old's ability and potential, injuries have halted his progress but reports suggest he could be another summer target for expected new boss Thomas Tuchel.Published 04 May 2018, 14:40 IST