Parisians target unsettled France international.
Big-spending Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to persuade Manchester City midfield player Samir Nasri to move to the French capital at the end of the season, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The France international has endured an up-and-down campaign so far for the Premier League champions, and was recently publicly criticised by his manager Roberto Mancini for some of his performances for the club this season.
And, as a result, the sporting director of the Ligue 1 leaders, one-time Brazil international Leonardo, is hoping to take advantage of the pair’s rocky relationship at the Ethiad stadium in order to sign the midfield player this summer.
PSG were in competition with City for the player’s signature when he left Marseille, only for Nasri to opt for the English top flight over remaining in France when he signed for City for £24 million two years ago, but the player has told close friends that he would “open to a move” to the Parc des Princes come the end of this season.
The one major stumbling block, however, to such a deal taking place remains Nasri’s massive wage packet, with the Frenchman currently earning a reported £170,000-a-week salary at Eastlands.