Luis Enrique wants all returning loanees gone through the summer

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PSG are actively seeking to offload all players who were loaned out last season in an effort to create financial flexibility and reduce the team's payroll, according to information obtained by Le Parisien.

With Mauro Icardi's departure to Galatasaray set to happen soon for a fee around €10m, PSG hope to get rid of all other players returning to the capital this summer having completed seasons away on loan last campaign.

One player expected to be sold this summer is Leandro Paredes, who spent the previous season on loan at Juventus.

There is interest in him from Turkish clubs, and discussions are ongoing. While the deal is yet to be finalized, it's believed that the Argentine world champion has something in place and is talking to Icardi's new club Galatasaray in order to join the reigning Turkish champs along with his former teammate.

Offloading Paredes and all other returning players is not going to bring loads of cash to PSG's coffers, but the main idea before the firesale is to get rid of as large a wage load as possible in order to make room for future signings and also to comply with the new Financial Fair Play restrictions.

As reported by Le Parisien, by dumping Paredes alone PSG will be getting rid of a massive €750k/month in wages. Of course, that's not great after PSG paid nearly €50m for the player back in 2019 to see him go now for around €6m, but it's a reasonable consolation prize in terms of easing the burden of a humongous payroll.

If PSG are in fact able to sell all returning loanees, theN Le Parisien estimates that the club will clear around €60m off their payroll. That probably will only pay for one of Harry Kane's or Victor Osimhen's legs, but a win's a win so you gotta take it!

One thing is true, and as LP points out, that's that PSG is coming off a year in which they put together the absolute largest wage bill in world soccer, which is as expected as one could have ever thought coming from such a club, isn't it?

PSG are reportedly refusing on giving up on trying to sign one or both of Harry Kane and Bernardo Silva, reports Le Parisien, so taking measures like clearing wage room in the event they arrive in Paris is a reasonable, smart, and logical first step to take.

Even alternative, lower-level targets such as Dusan Vlahovic or Randal Kolo Muani would probably need PSG to do some account cleaning before they can join the Parisian forces.

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