FOOTBALL – PSG Mercato: It’s a done deal for this prestigious €0 lead

Targeted by PSG for a free transfer next summer, a central defender would have given his preference to another European club.

A defensive track is moving away from PSG

After completing several free signings last summer, Leonardo wants to renew the experience next summer. The sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain does not lack tracks to strengthen the ranks of Mauricio Pochettino in the off-season. The Brazilian technician would like to pick from Chelsea during the next summer. Paris SG has been interested in Antonio Rüdiger for several months. The 28-year-old defender is a long-time target of PSG. Arrived at the Blues in 2017 for 35 million euros, the German has still not extended his contract. Which expires at the end of the season. Courted by Paris, Rüdiger could instead join another European giant.

Rüdiger already agreed with a Spanish club

The Athletic assures indeed that Antonio Rüdiger should put his bags in Spain. Real Madrid would have reached an oral agreement in principle with the player also courted by Paris Saint-Germain. The English media even reveals that the German central defender should sign a pre-contract with the Merengues during the winter mercato. From January, the Berliner will be free to sign with the club of his choice with a view to a free departure next summer. With this trend, Real is set to inflict a first setback on PSG in the transfer market. After finishing with Rüdiger, the Spanish club should also go on the offensive in January for Kylian Mbappe. At the end of his contract in Paris, the 22-year-old striker will also be free to sign with the club of his choice in January. Like the German defender, the French striker is at the end of his contract and hardly veils his desire to join Santiago Bernabeu.

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