PSG expected to go all-in for Bradley Barcola

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In the midst of a spree of acquisitions, PSG is actively seeking to further bolster their squad, eyeing the addition of one or potentially two players. The spotlight falls on Randal Kolo Muani and Bradley Barcola as prime contenders. The Parisian outfit is expediting its efforts to secure the services of the Olympique Lyonnais talent.

Despite successfully securing the signatures of 10 players (including Xavi Simons, sent on loan to Leipzig), PSG are still seeking further enhancements.

Over the past several weeks, the names Randal Kolo Muani and Bradley Barcola have remained at the forefront. As for the latter, Barcola is keen on donning the colors of the capital club and reportedly has reached a consensus on the terms of a potential contract within Paris.

Nevertheless, navigating negotiations with Lyon has proven to be a challenge, as the club appears reluctant to part ways with their budding star, leading to fluctuating valuations of the player that seemingly drove PSG mad in the past.

Those valuations have oscillated between "€30m and €50/60m" without much rhyme or reason, which has been the main roadblock for PSG to close a deal with Lyon for the France underage-level international.

In an update offered by Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato, PSG are "gearing up to intensify their efforts" to reach a deal for Bradley Barcola before the transfer window is closed at the start of September. Whether that happens or not, nobody knows at this point.

It looks like the player would be enticed by donning PSG threads next season, and it's also more probable than not that Olympique Lyon will end up accepting defeat and selling their asset. The problem, as always, is their bouncy valuation of the player and if they'd eventually come to their senses, set a fair and steady price, and wait for PSG to bid for Barcola.

Once that's done, we'd be able to consider this deal a fait accompli.

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