Leonardo wants Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge strikers to kick start Parc des Princes revolution.
Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain will look to lure Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka and Man United’s Dimitar Berbatov as new boss Leonardo looks to spend big this summer. The Parc des Princes side have the financial backing of The Qatar Foundation and the new investors are looking to secure a Champions League spot this coming season and are willing to fund significant moves in the transfer market to help secure that goal.
Anelka began his professional career at PSG and has been strongly linked with a move away from Chelsea following the arrival of new boss Andre Villas-Boas. The 32 year old French international is hugely experienced and may well be open to the idea of a return to France as his first team opportunities at Stamford Bridge continue to look limited.
Brazilian Leonardo in fact played in the same team as Anelka the season before the Versailles born striker left for Arsenal.
The January arrival of Fernando Torres led to Anelka spending spells on the bench despite being the club’s leading scorer, finishing the season with 16 goals in all competitions. Villas-Boas has been linked with moves to bring in further firepower and the West London club are reportedly interested in young striker Romelu Lukaku and Neymar as the Premier League side look to plan for the future.
Dimitar Berbatov similarly found himself bench bound for portions of last term, again despite being the club’s leading scorer and indeed the joint top Premier League scorer overall, and the Bulgarian has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford all summer.
Sir Alex Ferguson opted for a younger strike pairing of Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney for much of the second half of last season and the former Tottenham man now has just one year on his current deal and could be offloaded to avoid losing the striker for nothing next summer.
PSG boss Leonardo has to balance long term goals with short term success and is therefore interested in the proven Premier League strike pairing and is keen to bring both players to support fellow new signing Kevin Gameiro who was brought in from Lorient last month.