Jonathan Johnson's Mercato Magazine - Mohamed Salah to PSG? Plus what can Chelsea expect from Malo Gusto and can Nuno Tavares take Marseille form back with him to Arsenal?
This week's column from our Ligue 1 expert.
Could Mohamed Salah really be a target for PSG?
Despite rumours to the contrary, I don’t think Mohamed Salah going to PSG this summer is doable. The issue PSG have is that would have to sacrifice a big name to fund the deal, and I think we can rule Kylian Mbappe out of that equation - he is PSG’s undoubted star man. As revealed previously, I think PSG would consider letting Neymar move on if the right offer came in, but at this moment in time, given the mix of disappointing form post-World Cup and behavioural concerns, I’m not sure that’s likely. There’s obviously the issue of Lionel Messi’s contract, and they’ve got Milan Skriniar coming in in the summer, so to add another high earner like Salah, plus the potential transfer fee which would have to be paid to Liverpool, would probably be impossible for PSG.