With Marco Verratti injured, Paris Saint-Germain are increasingly desperate for Napoli midfielder Allan and have an ingenious new card up their sleeve.
Italy international Verratti seemed to sprain his ankle in the 9-0 win over Guingamp and could have ligament damage.
Coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed the injury is “the worst thing that could’ve happened” in the circumstances, as he had already been begging the club for reinforcements in midfield.
Now multiple Italian sources state the crisis will push PSG to further increase their offer for Allan and Napoli could be swayed this time.
La Gazzetta dello Sport suggests they are prepared to triple his current salary at the Stadio San Paolo and the price-tag is around €70m.
However, the Corriere dello Sport claims there is an ingenious solution to getting around Financial Fair Play parameters and convincing Napoli to allow the transfer.
Rather than a huge lump sum for the transfer fee, Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari owners would sign a multi-year sponsorship contract worth over €50m.
This would provide investment over several years and boost Napoli’s profile, all elements President Aurelio De Laurentiis is looking for.