Paris Saint-Germain are planning a fire sale this January and the auction could provide inspiration for several Premier League clubs as they look to strengthen their squads when the winter window opens. The likes of Newcastle, Tottenham and Everton are all expected to delve into the market in order to get their seasons back on track with Eddie Howe and Antonio Conte particularly keen to put their own stamp on their new sides.
The January window is always a difficult market to navigate with clubs reluctant to weaken their squads mid-season.
But in some cases, like PSG, others need to reduce the wage bill in order to spend.
While Mauricio Pochettino’s side may be sitting top of the Ligue 1 table, the board are far from happy with the club’s progress this season.
The performances have not been at the level the team are capable of amid recent speculation that Pochettino could leave PSG for Manchester United.
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It’s been a disruptive campaign for the striker following his personal struggles off the field with wife Wanda Nara.
Icardi has struggled to establish himself as a first-choice forward at the club but with Kylian Mbappe expected to join Real Madrid in due course, that could yet change.
Abdou Diallo, who is reportedly a Newcastle target, is also up for grabs.
The centre-back has been transfer-listed alongside fellow defender Thilo Kehrer.
Layvin Kurzuwa, a player Arsenal have looked at in the past, could also leave the Parc des Princes.
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Furthermore, Pochettino is keen to clear out his midfield options due to a stacked roster.
Gini Wijnaldum has not even been a regular in the side this season, highlighting the competition for places at the club.
Rafinha, who is the brother of Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara, will be told he can move on.
Leandro Paredes, too, can leave if the club receive a suitable offer.
The array of options certainly gives Premier League food for thought…