Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a host of names so far this January but only Maxwell has found himself paraded pitch side of the Parc des Princes. Nevertheless, director of football Leonardo is working tirelessly to get one or two more signings through the door.
Despite the failure at acquiring the services of David Beckham and Alexandre Pato, talks with Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez are gathering pace.
The Argentinean’s representatives have been in discussions with the club in the last few days. A move to Italy seemed inevitable for the player but both Milanese clubs Milan and Internazionale have failed to agree a fee with the Premier League leaders – the Rossoneri subsequently pulling out of the race for his signature. That has essentially paved the way for QSI to throw a lucrative contract in the way of the player to see him in a blue and red shirt by the end of the month. Le Parisien reports that they are prepared to give him €7m per year along with an eye watering €10m signing on fee.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti spoke yesterday on the possibility of seeing Tevez linkup with his PSG squad and thinks it is a great opportunity. Speaking in yesterday’s pre-match presser ahead of the Coupe de France clash with Sable tonight, he said; “Carlos Tevez – it’s a great opportunity for us to have a great striker. Today, nothing is done. We have to talk with the player, and with Man City. We hope to find a good solution.”
Talks will continue but the ball is in Tevez’s court and will ultimately make the final decision on his future. Watch this space.
Meanwhile, reports surfaced yesterday that a deal had been reached with Internazionale to sign their 29-year-old Brazilian midfielder Thiago Motta. Blogolo.fr reported that a €10m deal will be concluded if the Italian club acquire the services of 19-year-old Lucas from Sao Paulo.
Finally, RMC believe the club will swoop for Sporting Lisbon’s Joao Pereira. The defender has a €7m release clause in his contract which will allow him to talk to the Ligue 1 leaders if they opt to meet that fee.