Ibrahim Sangare set to replace Marco Verratti in PSG's midfield?

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PSG's pursuit of midfield reinforcement persists despite the addition of Manuel Ugarte to the fold earlier this summer, and a new prominent target has emerged of late according to multiple reports.

While the defensive and offensive fronts have been fortified with the arrivals of Milan Skriniar, Lucas Hernandez, Marco Asensio, Goncalo Ramos, and Kang-In Lee, the focus now turns to the midfield with a target already in mind according to RMC Sport: PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangare.

Though the debut of Uruguay international Manuel Ugarte, signed from Sporting earlier this summer, left a favorable impression against Lorient (0-0), PSG remains committed to further strengthening the midfield area of the pitch.

This can turn into a much more pressing matter if the potential departure of Marco Verratti gets confirmed, with Saudi Arabia club Al-Hilal seemingly interested in landing the Italy international after having already landed Neymar from PSG earlier this week.

Verratti's departure remains in limbo, though, as PSG's valuation for the European champion midfielder exceeds €50m and Al-Hilal has not yet reached such a fee with their recent bids.

In addition to Sangare, PSG are keen on adding a creative midfielder with offensive projection, to balance the losses of Neymar and Verratti. While Barcelona's Gavi was initially considered, factors including pricing and strained PSG-Barcelona relations after the Dembele saga have quelled this pursuit.

Bernardo Silva of Manchester City can also now be ruled out after the player has seemingly reached a verbal agreement with the Cityzens to extend his contract with the Mancunian side.

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