PSG eyes Kimmich as Plan B

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In search of reinforcements for their midfield, PSG faces difficulties in their top priority pursuit of Joao Neves. This has brought the Joshua Kimmich file back to the top of the capital club's directors' desks.

For the 2024/2025 season, PSG's management seems strongly inclined to bolster Luis Enrique's midfield. Over the upcoming weeks of the summer transfer market, Joao Neves had been the priority for the former La Roja coach and his director, Luis Campos. However, recent information from Portugal, specifically from the Correio da Manhã newspaper, indicates that SL Benfica is demanding and has rejected a €70 million offer from PSG and Manchester United.

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PSG eyes Kimmich as Plan B

The Lisbon club reportedly hopes for at least €100 million to release their player, who is under contract until 2028. Faced with this economic obstacle, the capital club has reactivated a winter target: Joshua Kimmich.

Concerning the German international currently playing in the Euro 2024 quarter-finals, RMC Sport mentions "an option that seems more accessible than Joao Neves." However, PSG's management will need to convince the player, with negotiations reportedly underway to reach an agreement.

Bayern Munich, on the other hand, finds themselves with a key player entering his final contract year at 29, without an extension, and a summer recruit, Joao Palhinha, who could potentially replace Joshua Kimmich.

Thus, the Bavarian club would not oppose the transfer. According to Transfermarkt, the versatile midfielder's market value is estimated at €50 million. Furthermore, RMC Sport reports that Luis Enrique, who appreciates the player, highlights his technical quality, leadership, and most importantly, the versatility of someone who can play various midfield positions as well as fullback. However, PSG will need to remain strong as this matter could also appear on the desks of Manchester City’s directors.