After failing to win the Champions League trophy for yet another season, Paris Saint-Germain are keen to dictate this summer’s transfer market and build a team that could go all the way in Europe’s premier club competition next season.
Having appointed Mauricio Pochettino to replace Thomas Tuchel back in January, PSG managed to reach the Champions League semi-finals where they were beaten by Manchester City.
In France, they missed out on the Ligue 1 title, which was won by Lille, but they have since managed to dominate in the market with either player contract renewals or potential signings.
Neymar extension and Al-Khelaifi on Mbappe
PSG have focused on the cases of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe‘s contract renewals in the last few months as they were at risk of losing both players on a free transfer in 2022.
After tying down the Brazil international until 2026, PSG have now focused all their efforts on extending Mbappe’s deal, with president Nasser Al-Khelaifi being confident that the Frenchman will stay put.
“I will be clear,” Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe this week. “Mbappe is going to stay in Paris.
“We will never sell I’m and he will never leave on a free [transfer]. Mbappe has everything he needs in Paris. Where can he go? What club, in terms of ambition, can compete with PSG today?
“All I can say is that things are going well, and I hope we can reach an agreement [on a new contract]. This is Paris, this is his country. He has a mission, not only to play football, but to promote Ligue 1, his country and his capital.”
Possible world class signings
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi are three elite players who are expected to sign for the Ligue 1 club this summer.
The former’s contract with AC Milan runs until the end of June and Sky Sport Italia have reported that PSG are set to finalise a deal that could see the Italian goalkeeper earning 60 million euros across the next five seasons.
Meanwhile, the French giants have reportedly beaten Barcelona in the race to acquire Wijnaldum‘s services, as the Dutch midfielder’s contract with Liverpool is also set to come to an end in June.
Moreover, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, PSG are in advanced talks with Inter to sign Achraf for around 60m euros as the Serie A champions are reportedly willing to cash in on the former Real Madrid wing-back to balance their books.