Paris Saint-Germain’s search for a center-forward to pair with Kylian Mbappé will continue after one of their primary transfer targets has reportedly turned them down.
Marcus Thuram’s contract at Borussia Mönchengladbach expires at the end of the month, making him one of the most prized free transfers on the market. According to a report from L’Equipe, the Frenchman informed executives at PSG that he will not be joining the club during the summer transfer window.
INFO L'ÉQUIPE. Marcus Thuram ne signera pas au PSG
L'international français, en fin de contrat à Mönchengladbach a annoncé, ce jeudi après-midi, aux dirigeants du club de la capitale qu'il ne s'engagerait pas en faveur du PSG https://t.co/kuxN6ig2WW pic.twitter.com/bfusKIckX7
— L'ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) June 22, 2023
(🌕) JUST IN: Marcus Thuram will not join PSG! @lequipe ❌🇫🇷
— PSGhub (@PSGhub) June 22, 2023
As Fabrizio Romano reports, Thuram backed out of negotiations after AC Milan’s latest offer, which was too good to refuse.
Marcus Thuram will NOT join PSG — it’s confirmed as per L’Équipe. ⛔️🇫🇷
Understand Thuram is tempted by the new improved proposal from AC Milan — decision is to leave PSG talks. 🔴⚫️
Communication sent in the afternoon: talks with PSG are over.
Milan, confident to get it done. pic.twitter.com/neTeuR0OD5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 22, 2023
While the news is a blow to PSG’s plans to rebuild its squad, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, and AC Milan stand to benefit, with a significant competitor now out of the race for Thuram’s signature.
Last season, Thuram recorded 13 goals and six assists in 30 Bundesliga appearances with Mönchengladbach. It was a breakout season for the attacker who came up the ranks at FC Sochaux and En Avant Guingamp.