PSG manager Laurent Blanc has a very bad habit of talking to the press and mentioning other clubs’ players he wants – and today he has talked again to the press and said that both Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye and Roma’s Miralem Pjanic are still targets of the Paris club.
Miralem Pjanic – wanted by PSG
Blanc says that the 23 year-old Roma midfielder could be an alternative to Yohan Cabaye, who PSG will have to pay an awful lot of money for, and certainly over £20Mif Mike Ashley has his way – which he usually does.
This is the latest the PSG manager has said about wanting other clubs’ players:
“Yes, Pjanic is interesting,” “He could be a good alternative to Cabaye.” “They are both targets for PSG; they are very technical players who have the same profile. If a midfielder comes this winter, I’ll be very happy.”
PSG are also interested in Juventus 20 year-old star midfielder Paul Pogba, who has been a huge success at the Italian club after he left Manchester United in the summer of 2012, after refusing to sign a new deal at the Red Devils.
But their plan is to go for the 20 year-old star in the summer, not in January, and that’s one of the reasons Cabaye is having second thoughts about PSG, since come September they are likely to have some top class midfielders in the side, and competition for places will be huge.
And the PSG need for a central midfielder had increased since 18 year-old French star Adrien Rabiot was injured but the new news on the youngster is good, as Blanc delivered an update:
“He has lateral ligament damage,” “There is rehabilitation work to do, but no operation.” “The news is very positive. He will be training in the beginning or middle of next week.”
The Roma club on hearing of Blanc’s comments put out a tweet on their Twitter account:
“AS Roma would like to stress that there are no talks underway regarding the exit of Miralem Pjanic. The player is not for sale?”
It seems if PSG are to sign a player in January they will have to pay out some big money, and even if they can meet the Newcastle price for Cabaye, which is unlikely, Yohan Cabaye seems to be wary of moving to Paris, at least in January just before the World Cup.
Whether that will extend to the summer we don’t know, as it’s obvious that some top clubs will be after him this summer, especially if he stars in the World Cup, and if that’s the case his transfer fee will go even higher.
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