Report: PSG Interested in Juventus Defender as a Possible Bernat Replacement

Paris Saint-Germain was already having a hectic summer transfer window and its plans were spurned once again on Wednesday. Left-back Juan Bernat suffered a serious ACL injury in his left knee and is now set to miss months of action. PSG had no plans to reinforce the left-back position before Bernat’s injury but now is eyeing one Serie A talent as a possible replacement for the Spanish talent.

PSG is re-opening its interest in Juventus fullback Mattia De Sciglio, according to a report from Sky Sport‘s Gianluca Di Marzio. The report mentions that De Sciglio is not part of Juventus’ plans for the upcoming season. Thus, the club is open to offloading the fullback. AS Roma was one side that recently showed interest in acquiring De Sciglio, but no deal materialized between the two Serie A clubs.

This is not the first time that PSG has been linked with De Sciglio. The report also mentions that PSG and Juventus had discussed a swap move between De Sciglio and Layvin Kurzawa during the winter transfer window earlier this year, although the two sides never pulled the trigger to complete the deal.

For the moment, manager Thomas Tuchel will likely go with Mitchel Bakker as the team’s new starting left-back. If PSG is not confident in Bakker being a regular in the starting lineup, the club essentially has three weeks to sign a left-back before the current transfer window closes.

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