Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing a £30m bid for Southampton midfielder, Mario Lemina.
The Ligue 1 giants are set to lose Adrien Rabiot following this season and are considering the Gabon international as a possible replacement. Rabiot’s relationship progressively declined over the past year as he refused to sign a contract extension.
Now he is longer allowed to take part in the club’s competitive games and contract offers are starting to chime in from other European sides.
Lemina signed with the Saints back in the summer of 2017 from Serie A outfit, Juventus. He surpassed expectations on his arrival and has proven to be a dominant figure in midfield.
The 25-year-old carries out his defensive responsibilities with ease and also helps out offensively when required. Southampton’s new manager, Ralph Hassenhuttl showered praises on Lemina when he was asked about the player’s transfer status.
“No one here is uncomfortable at the moment and if he does we find a solution. Lemina is a very important player for us, one of our best players, and though he’s not 100 percent fit I need him.”
PSG do have Marco Veratti, Lassana Diarra and Christopher Nkunku for the deep midfield roles but Lemina’s arrival could give them a boost ahead of their Champions League draw against Manchester United in February.
They, however, might have to face Southampton’s reluctance in selling Lemina.
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