According to a fresh report from Foot Mercato, PSG are looking to turn their attentions towards Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi this summer.
The French midfielder is expected to leave the Premier League club this summer after falling out of favour under Mikel Arteta.
The 21-year-old has attracted a host of interest from Europe’s top clubs, with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona among those credited with registering their admiration of Guendouzi.
However, these latest reports suggest that PSG are now coming into the fold. It is believed that their sporting director, World Cup-winning Brazilian, Leonard, has been exploring the possibilities of landing the Gunners ace.
Leonardo and PSG apparently have a ‘long-standing interest’ in Guendouzi, having had him on their radar since his days with Lorient.
The French giants have plenty of midfield options but did lose Adrien Rabiot last summer to Juventus. It is believed Leonardo sees Guendouzi as a potential replacement for his fellow countryman.
A case of when and not if, for Guendouzi and Arsenal, the fee will be important – TBR View
This one continues to rumble along and it’s looking more and more likely that Guendouzi will be off in the coming weeks.
A move to PSG will probably appeal to him as well. It’s a return home and with the chance of winning titles and European Cups.
For Arsenal, they’ll want to ensure they get maximum value for their man. His reported wages of £40k-a-week won’t be an issue for PSG, but they’ll need to ensure they strike a deal with the Gunners.
The Express claimed back in June that Arsenal had set a £36m asking-price for their man. Again, this is probably not something that will bother the French club.