With Manchester City stalling on making a final bid for Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, French giants Paris Saint-Germain should take the opportunity to bring the England international to Ligue 1.
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It’s no secret that PSG need to freshen things up in attack this summer.
All three of their hitman—Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani—have been linked with a move away from the club. The first, now 33, has been targeted by both Milan clubs [Daily Mail], Lavezzi has been linked to Liverpool [Express], while Cavani—unhappy with playing second fiddle to Zlatan—has been considered by Manchester United [Express].
PSG may need to replace several of these stars, and will also be looking for the kind of statement-signing that will reaffirm their place as a genuine European giant.
Laurent Blanc’s side have previously been linked with the England international [Daily Star], but financial fair-play sanctions had reportedly prevented them from splashing the kind of cash they have done in previous season.
Last summer, the capital club brought David Luiz to the French capital for a considerable outlay of £40 million [BBC], but such a purchase had appeared unlikely this summer, due to FFP restrictions.
However, PSG have now been liberated from the menace of further penalties, and are free to spend once again [Telegraph].
They have been linked with Cristiano Ronaldo [Mirror], but might Sterling be a better (and more realistic) option for the Parisians?
City have had two bids already rejected for the player, and until they return with a third offer, the player’s future is up in the air [Express].
Bayern Munich have already cooled their interest [ESPN], while Arsenal appear reticent to make a bid.
Having refused to travel on Liverpool’s pre-season tour, and having opted out of training due to illness, Sterling has surely burned his bridges at Anfield [Independent].
Might the player be willing to accept the Parc des Princes as an escape route? And would PSG be prepared to meet Liverpool’s reported £50 million asking price for the troubled England forward?
This could be a match made in heaven.