Don’t expect any last-minute moves from Paris Saint-Germain on transfer deadline day.
Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, made it clear that the loan of Moussa Sissako to Standard Liege will be the only January move the club intends to make.
“Nothing will happen,” Leonardo said via Culture PSG. “The idea of the transfer window was still to keep the group. We live positive moments, we have a competitive and complete group.”
The Brazilian then gave an update on the transfers of Edinson Cavani and Layvin Kurzawa that appeared to be on the verge of being completed but then collapsed.
First, there’s the potential swap deal between PSG and Juventus FC that would send Kurzawa to Turin and Mattia De Sciglio to the French capital.
“We had an agreement with [Mattia] De Sciglio and with Juventus, but it was Juventus who blew it up. We’re glad Layvin stays. He has his place in the team.”
Cavani’s situation was a little less complicated. It essentially fell through because PSG named their price and they weren’t going to budge and neither was Atlético Madrid who chased the Uruguayan all month.
“We did not agree with anyone. We never thought of selling him, but there was a time when we studied the proposals. He is available for the rest of the season. I think that six and a half years at a club cannot be erased in two weeks of discussions.”
It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Cavani could feature this Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain hosts Montpellier HSC at the Parc des Princes. Kurzawa too could play as Juan Bernat continues to be out due to injury.
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