With just four days left until the summer transfer window slams shut, PSG are gearing up for a final offensive aiming at securing at least two more forwards to wrap up their summer business with the addition of a few forwards.
The latest reports point toward Holland, where the French champions already fished earlier this summer by securing the return of Xavi Simons from PSV. PSG are reportedly trying to sign teammate Johan Bakayoko in the last days of the summer.
While Randal Kolo Muani of Eintracht Frankfurt and Bradley Barcola of Olympique Lyonnais remain the main targets of PSG, the latter might end up staying in Lyon forcing Paris Saint-Germain to look elsewhere for a second reinforcement.
It looks like PSV forward Johan Bakayoko, a 20-year-old right winger, is the chosen alternative by PSG if Barcola cannot be signed.
It's been reported that PSG are ready to submit a "€25m offer" for the PSV player. However, insiders have suggested that PSV have a much higher valuation for the Belgium international, who is under contract through June 2026. This information was confirmed by journalists Rik Elfrink and Sacha Tavolieri of late.
It's believed that Premier League side Crystal Palace are also tracking the young forward, and they'd submit a bid if they sell Eberechi Eze.
Nonetheless, if PSV stand firm with their demands, suitors would need to submit offers of "a minimum of €30m in addition to potential bonuses" if they want to convince the Dutch club to sell them their wunderkind.
Last season, Bakayoko appeared in 39 games with PSV in all competitions scoring 9 goals and assisting 6 more. This season, Bakayoko has already tallied 4 assists in the first three Champions League qualifying matches he's played to date.
PSG are determined to sign a couple more players, and Bakayoko could be a nice, young solution to bolster their offensive ranks. Whether the French club is willing to pay the demanded fee or not is still unknown.