PSG will target Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Or they can go for Everton’s Richarlison. It will happen if Kylian Mbappe will make the move to Real Madrid.
PSG has yet to fully agree on a deal for the transfer of Mbappe. Also, after Madrid’s second offer of €180 million, they have rejected it. Also, the discussions continued on Friday between the two clubs.
But the Parisians and especially their sporting director Leonardo are already working on a few targets to replace the French phenom. If he was to leave the club this summer, with a bid for a potential replacement coming only when the Mbappe deal is agreed upon.
Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi was in Paris on Monday. Also, he has offered his client and discussed the possibility of the arrival of the Polish striker in the French capital.
Lewandowski wants a new challenge after seven successful years at Bayern. Although, he still has two years left on his contract. It is highly unlikely that the German club will agree to let the 33-year-old go although PSG would be ready to offer a huge amount of money to attract him.
It is a similar issue with Haaland. On Friday, Leonardo spoke to Mino Raiola who is Haaland’s agent. Also, he is in favor of a move from Dortmund for his client this summer. Raiola and Leonardo are close friends and worked on Gianluigi Donnarumma’s transfer from AC Milan to PSG this summer.
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But Dortmund doesn’t want to transfer Haaland. However, PSG will still tempt the German to let the Norwegian striker go. Haaland, who is now 20 and he has a €75m release clause (potentially reaching €100m) go into effect next year and PSG believes that a bid of around €200m could convince Dortmund to move the player now.
Haaland would also be very expensive in wages and agent fees. Still, PSG thinks they have the means to bring him to the Parc des Princes.
Leonardo and PSG Mauricio Pochettino are also big fans of Everton’s forward Richarlison. His agent is also in Paris. Despite Everton manager Rafael Benitez assuring that the Brazilian would not be sold this summer, PSG is confident that they can attract the 24-year-old to the capital.
It might take a €100m offer to lure him away from the Merseyside club but sources say that Richarlison is keen on a move to PSG and has a great relationship with fellow Brazil star Neymar.
As well as a striker, the transfer of Mbappe would enable PSG to strengthen their squad in other positions. AC Milan left-back Theo Hernandez, called up to the France squad this week.
He is a possibility and especially after the departure of Layvin Kurzawa to Lyon.