Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, and that in turn has led to them compiling a three-man shortlist.
The Swedish international took to Twitter on Friday to confirm that he would be leaving the French capital at the end of the season, with his current deal set to expire this summer.
My last game tomorrow at Parc des Princes. I came like a king, left like a legend pic.twitter.com/OpLL3wzKh0
— Zlatan Ibrahimovi? (@Ibra_official) May 13, 2016
In turn, that will force the Ligue 1 champions to consider their options and look to the transfer market to find a suitable replacement for the influential forward.
As reported by The Sun, the French media are claiming that PSG have identified three possible targets, and they are Eden Hazard, Alexis Sanchez and Antoine Griezmann.
All three star individuals will command a significant transfer fee, while their respective clubs will naturally be keen to avoid losing them this summer.
While Griezmann has continued to develop his game and establish himself as one of the leading talents in Europe with his performances for Atletico Madrid this season, both Hazard and Sanchez have fallen short of their usual high standards.
That in turn has been a smaller part of the bigger issues at Chelsea and Arsenal respectively, but regardless of their struggles, they will be seen as important figures for the future for the two London clubs.
As a result, it would seem to be a difficult strategy for PSG to carry out in signing one of the trio, but with their financial power coupled with the appeal of being able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League next season with one of the strongest squads in Europe, it would be difficult for any player to turn down.
Furthermore, with Ibrahimovic moving on, it leaves a big gap for others to emerge as the influential leader up front, and so any new signing will likely be given the responsibility and pressure to lead PSG’s next assault for continued success.