Director of football Leonardo says the club are going to be heavily involved in the transfer market but Old Trafford will not be their destination.
Source: The Independent
Paris Saint-Germain’s director of football Leonardo has denied claims the French club are going to make a move for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, but they are looking to bring in two Premier League stars.
Manchester City’s Samir Nasri and Newcastle United’s Yohan Cabaye are both targets for PSG as they aim to spend big in order to bolster their already talented squad.
The two French internationals have been on the Parisian club’s radar for some time, as have their national teammates Karim Benzema, Hatem Ben Arfa and Franck Ribery.
“I’ve never heard anything about [Wayne] Rooney,” said Leonardo.
“I do not rule out big signings, but only if there is a suitable opportunity.
“The idea of seeing great French players here is something I like. I’m not necessarily talking about Benzema, but maybe Nasri, Ribery or Cabaye.”
The Ligue 1 leaders look set to win their first league title for 19 years in 2013, after they were injected with cash from Qatari investment and brought in world-class signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Lucas Moura and Thiago Silva, for a combined total of over £113million.
After being knocked out of the Champions League on away goals by Barcelona at the quarter final stage last Wednesday, PSG will want to show themselves to be more of a force in Europe’s top competition next season.
With huge resources available for manager Carlo Ancelotti the Italian can almost pick and choose which players he would like the club to bid for, although a strong French contingent seems to be the order for the future.