Paris St Germain look set to open the cheque book again this month, having registered an interest in Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle.
The French Club are looking to take the goalscoring burden off of talisman striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and after withdrawing from the race for Angel Di Maria, PSG have turned their attention to the Premier League.
Laurent Blanc wasn’t interested in paying the high fee that Real Madrid were demanding for Di Maria, and is looking for a forward player to sit on the right of an attacking three.
Edinson Cavani has previously filled that role, although Blanc isn’t keen on playing the Uruguayan out of position too often, leaving him on the bench to play second fiddle to the unmovable Ibrahimovic.
Manchester United manager sees Rooney as one of his key players this season, so accepting a bid would be highly unlikely. Rooney may also be keen to stay instead of swapping Manchester for a wide role in Paris, which is a thought shared by French journalist Laurent Perrin.
Perrin of Le Parisien said: “We discussed a trade with Rooney.”
“The only problem was that you can never play Rooney on the right as you do with Cavani.”
The other target, Andre Schurrle, could fit Blanc’s style of play better than the forementioned Rooney, therefore a bid could come Chelsea’s way for the German international. The winger looks set to play as a squad player again this season should he stay, as he faces a fight with Eden Hazard, Willian and Oscar for a starting berth, so could be persuaded by a move to the French capital.
Written by Matthew Derrig