PSG has scouted Olympique Lyon forward Rayan Cherki for a while and has already submitted an initial offer for the attacker, which OL has seemingly rejected. That might soon change with PSG willing to make an effort on the transfer-budget side of the business.
A few days ago, Galtier revealed PSG's plans for the winter transfer window: signing a forward to make up for Pablo Sarabia's move to Wolverhampton. Now, according to L'Equipe, PSG could have slightly increased their transfer budget during their visit to Doha last week in order to facilitate such an incoming transfer.
PSG could increase ther January transfer budget after the trip to Doha last week
PSG's winter transfer window could pick up speed quickly. After the departure of Pablo Sarabia to Wolverhampton, the club from the French capital is looking for an offensive player capable of replacing the Spanish and able to play on both wings and the striker position if possible. In the last few hours, L'Equipe has revealed the strong interest of PSG in Rayan Cherki.
PSG have sent a first offer to Lyon to take over the services of the 19-year-old striker, who has a contract until June 2024 with the club from Rhone. According to the sports newspaper, PSG "have a limited budget to complete this arrival," before adding that "after a meeting in Doha last week, that number was revised up."
We do not know the exact budget available to the capital club (rumored to be in the €10-to-15M ballpark at this moment), but it is still most probable that it won't reach anything approaching a "record level" as written in the French newspaper.
For now, it remains to be seen if PSG's room for maneuver will be enough to convince Olympique Lyon to let their protege go The president of OL, Jean-Michel Aulas has already taken a step forward to close the door on his possible departure.