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Ronaldo and Pogba still on PSG’s transfer wishlist as marquee signing planned

Paris Saint-Germain still harbour hopes of landing either Cristiano Ronaldo or Paul Pogba this summer as the club look to make a marquee signing.

The futures of both players are uncertain with 12 months remaining on each of their contracts at Juventus and Manchester United respectively.

Juventus’ financial difficulties could play a big factor in whether Ronaldo moves on in the coming months as the Italian club look to cut costs.

Meanwhile, United are keen to tie Pogba down to fresh terms but will be wary of letting negotiations with the French midfielder drag on for fear of losing him for nothing next year.

Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Juventus this summer

French publication Foot Mercato (via ESPN ) claim that PSG are now hoping to take advantage of the situation to try and attract one of Ronaldo or Pogba to the Parc des Princes in the coming months.

Ronaldo is thought to be unhappy in Turin and would welcome a fresh challenge at this stage of his career.

Juventus are even said to be open to his sale for as little as £25million just to get him off the wage bill, as that could help save them a total of £75m over the next season once his salary and bonuses are taken into consideration.

His agent Jorge Mendes is flying in to discuss Ronaldo’s future with Juventus chiefs, but the 36-year-old would likely have to take a pay cut if he wants to move elsewhere.

PSG have the financial muscle to be able to afford Ronaldo, though much could depend on what happens inside their own house.

The Ligue 1 giants have their own tricky contract scenario developing with Kylian Mbappe refusing to sign a new deal with only a year left to run on his time in Paris.

PSG view Paul Pogba as an ideal addition to their midfield
PSG view Paul Pogba as an ideal addition to their midfield

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Losing Mbappe on a free transfer is not something PSG want to contemplate, but L’Equipe claim that the striker has no intentions of signing an extension and is prepared to sit out his last year before moving on.

As far as Pogba is concerned, that could be something he and his representative Mino Raiola may also be weighing up.

The 28-year-old refused to comment when quizzed on a transfer to PSG by two of his France teammates in front of cameras.

Juventus also maintain an interest in Pogba returning to the club, while he has long held out hope of sealing a move to one of Spain’s big clubs.

PSG have only just added ex-Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum to their ranks on a free transfer but want further reinforcements to strengthen their midfield, with Pogba identified as the ideal target.

Mauricio Pochettino appears to building a solid team, with Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma poised to sign on a free transfer, while full-back Achraf Hakimi is expected to sign imminently.

The club are also in talks to sign Sergio Ramos after his departure from Real Madrid.

Tying Neymar down to a five-year deal was a big step in PSG’s plan to convince Mbappe to stay, with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi believed to be taking a hands-on role in the negotiations.




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