Bayern give up, will negotiate transfer of Lucas Hernandez to PSG

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PSG are in dire need of bolstering their defensive line ahead of next season, but it's not that they have really explored many options to date with the pre-season right around the corner. One of those, though, might be closer than ever to arriving in Paris all of a sudden.

France international and Bayern defender Lucas Hernandez has been a dream of Paris Saint-Germain, but one considered a lit bit far-fetched. Now, with the player entering the last year of his contract and Bayern refusing to lose him for nothing next June, the three parties (that includes PSG) might have to come up with an agreement before it's too late.

Hernandez has reportedly expressed his desire to leave Bayern this summer, as he's not interested in extending his deal with the German champions. Fearing losing him as a free agent next summer, and according to Sport Bild, initial contacts have been made between PSG and Bayern already.

Bayern president Herbert Hainer stated a week ago that they would like to keep Hernandez at the club, but he also acknowledged that the summer transfer market could bring surprises--wanted or not.

Florian Plattenberg of Sky Sport Germany, revealed a few days ago that as things stand "is up to Paris to act now." According to the journalist, will try to hold onto the defender and are "reportedly demanding €60m plus bonuses." According to Sport Bild, PSG have stayed patient and negotiations have now commenced as the Parisian club aims to secure the services of the French defender.

Most recently, on Friday, June 23, RMC Sport confirmed the initial information revealed by the German media reporting that "Bayern Munich expects a fee of €50m for Lucas Hernandez," while adding that "PSG have not yet made an official offer." That's encouraging for PSG, though, considering the initial reports from more than a week ago quoted the price at more than €10m higher than those getting out earlier this week.

Hernandez is reportedly "enticed by the Paris Saint-Germain project," and Bayern are open to the idea of selling him especially considering they have already secured the arrival of South Korean defender Kim Min-Jae.

A meeting between the two clubs is scheduled in the coming days, according to the same note published by RMC Sport. Of all of the players reportedly signed by PSG already, Hernandez would become the second defender to land in Paris following the steps of Internazionale's Milan Skriniar.

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