Paris Saint-Germain is considering joining the pursuit of available Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, according to a report from Football London.
The French midfielder became an outcast under manager Mikel Arteta over the last portion of the team’s season. He played in just two of Arsenal’s fixtures following the resumption of play in June. He wound up being a healthy scratch in Arsenal’s FA Cup final win over rivals Chelsea. The report mentions that Arsenal decided to pursue selling Guendouzi due to his late-season failure to meet Arteta’s “strict disciplinary standards.”
Per the report, Barcelona, Juventus and Villarreal are also showing preliminary interest in a deal for Guendouzi. However, the trio of clubs have not yet entered into serious negotiations with Arsenal on a possible transfer deal for the midfielder.
Arsenal is seeking at least €40 million in exchange for the talent. Board officials are eyeing selling the midfielder as part of its plans to offload multiple players over the summer transfer window.
At the moment, PSG has multiple players capable of playing as a base or double-pivot midfielder, so the position may not be of a dire need for club sporting director Leonardo. But the club will remain interested to see how the Guendouzi transfer saga plays out.
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