NEWS
Thursday August 18 2016
PSG ask €40m for Matuidi

Juventus reportedly want Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi, but the French club demand €40m.

The Bianconeri are in need of a new midfielder after Paul Pogba joined Manchester United for a world-record fee, and have been consistently linked with his fellow Frenchman.

Both Unai Emery and PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi have warned that Matuidi is not for sale, but it’s believed the player himself is keen to move to Turin.

According to calciomercato.com, today the Old Lady made an enquiry about the 29-year-old, but were told he will cost €40m plus bonuses.

It’s thought Juve don’t want to go above €28m, and the Ligue 1 side are unlikely to offer discounts, given the state of relations between the clubs.

PSG were angry that the Bianconeri took Kingsley Coman to Turin when his contract expired, and the situation was exacerbated when they made an approach for Jonathan Ikone, who ultimately stayed in Paris.

Therefore Matuidi’s intentions will be crucial to the deal, as will the input of his agent, Mino Raiola.

It’s thought Raiola is willing to help Juve do the deal, as he received a hefty commission as part of Pogba’s €105m move to Manchester United.

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