PSG To Sell These 10 Stars To Fund Lionel Messi Deal

Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of signing Lionel Messi but require funding for that arrival after his surprise departure from Barcelona.

In other to do that, the Ligue 1 side are reportedly set to put as many as 10 players on their transfer list as they seek to fund the mega-money signing of the Argentine superstar, which is believed to be worth £22m per year.

The 34-year-old would be the club’s sixth signing of the transfer window.

To complete their move for Messi though, it appears that they will now have to move on as many as 10 players in order to fund it.

The Athletic report that PSG believe the commercial revenue brought in by Messi should virtually pay for the signing.

Despite that though, it is stated that the Ligue 1 side now have as many as 10 players available for transfer as they seek to bring down their wage bill.

Among those who appear to be on their way out of the French capital are Abdou Diallo, Thilo Kehrer, Idrissa Guana Gueye, and Rafinha.

Former Inter striker Mauro Icardi and Ander Herrera could be “expendable” but are keen to stay at the Parc Des Princes.

The 10 players up for sale do not include Kylian Mbappe, instead, PSG hope that the arrival of Messi will help them to convince the French star to extend his stay in his home country.

They have already sold Mitchell Bakker to Bayer Leverkusen, with Alphonse Aerola departing on loan to West Ham.

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But with Messi demanding a hefty contract fee, more departures will be needed if they are to avoid the fate that befell the Catalan club this summer.

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