PSG are facing a midfield reshuffle this summer; they look to be close to replacing Yohan Cabaye—who has signed for Crystal Palace [via tha club’s official website]—but may soon have to contend with another midfield departure.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli appears to be on the brink of moving to the Parc des Princes [Standard]; he will be an ideal replacement for Cabaye, but how can Laurent Blanc replace the experience and poise of Motta?
The experienced midfielder has may no secret of the fact that he is considering his options after feeling as though he has ‘come to the end of a cycle’ with the Parisians, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.
The 32-year-old has admitted that he has spoken to Blanc about struggling to feel motivated to play for PSG and appears set for the exit door.
Arsenal may be set to move for the midfielder, according to the Metro, with Arsene Wenger seeing the experienced campaigner as a viable alternative for Morgan Schneiderlin, Geoffrey Kondogbia and William Carvalho [Daily Mail] who have all been tipped for a move to the Emirates Stadium but have moved to Manchester United [BBC], moved to Inter Milan [Sky Sports] and got injured respectively.
Should Motta depart, will PSG reignite their interest in Yaya Toure?
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The midfield powerhouse were linked with the club several months ago, as he appeared to have grown disenchanted with life at City [Daily Star].
However, the midfielder eventually reconciled himself to a future at the Etihad Stadium and the transfer rumours have died down [The Guardian].
Will PSG look to move for the Ivorian again, as Motta edges towards the exit door, or will they consider other options, considering the West African’s apparent desire to stay in Manchester?
Le 10 Sport speculate that Blanc may again turn to Yaya as he looks to replace the experience and the consistent quality contributed by Motta.