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Paris Saint-Germain continue to negotiate for three summer signings

Paris Saint-Germain are in talks to sign three players in the next few weeks, one of which has already been locked in upon.

Paris Saint-Germain are set for a busy summer transfer window after failing to progress farther than the quarter-final in the Champions League and losing the Ligue 1 title to Lille. Mauricio Pochettino is set to remain head coach despite talks that he may leave and will be supported with a squad overhaul by the board of directors.

Fabrizio Romano has reported that the club is continuing negotiations over three key targets and Georginio Wijnaldum is the first of them. The Dutchman had agreed verbal terms with Barcelona, but PSG offered him double the wages and his move to France now seems like only a matter of time, pending official communication.

Wijnaldum’s signing is a fruitful one for Paris Saint-Germain considering that their midfielders are very inconsistent, in form as well as fitness. The former Liverpool midfielder is a free agent, which makes the deal sweeter, and having proven his credentials in the Champions League and Premier League, all signs point to him being a success in Paris too.

Achraf Hakimi is also wanted by the Parisians. Inter Milan are looking to raise funds and the Moroccan may be among those sold in their bid to do so. Hakimi is valued at 80 million euros, and PSG, who have offered 60 million euros are contemplating an increase to the initial offer. Hakimi at the moment is the team’s need of the hour.

Alessandro Florenzi’s loan arrival did not bring much fruition last year, which is why he was sent back to Roma. Hakimi though, is a solid defender and his pace is an asset to envy whilst playing on the offensive transition. Hakimi’s finishing abilities are second to none in terms of fullbacks too, which justifies his high stock and PSG’s interest.

Gianluigi Donnarumma is the club’s third and final target, at least for the time being. The Italian goalkeeper is a free agent having left AC Milan and is on the radars of Barcelona and Juventus too, apart from Paris Saint-Germain. His age and potential make him a worthy signing, but the lack of first-team opportunities at PSG may put him in a spot of doubt.

Keylor Navas is the French side’s first-choice goalkeeper and the Costa Rican has been at the top of his game despite being 34. At Juventus, Donnarumma will be an undisputed starter over Wojciech Szczesny but the same cannot be said about him at the Parc des Princes. Yet, PSG may have a great backup goalkeeper if they don’t loan Alphonse Areola out again.

The club continues to build a foundation and an attractive winning project which has further been echoed by Neymar’s contract extension some weeks ago. Nasser Al-Khelaifi also remains confident about holding onto Kylian Mbappe, who remains linked with Real Madrid. How do you think the Paris Saint-Germain team will shape up next season?