PSG might sell as many as 12 players this summer

Julian Draxler, Benfica, PSG
Julian Draxler, Benfica, PSG / Gualter Fatia/GettyImages

PSG has been active in recent days with the appointment of new coach Luis Enrique and the signing of three new players to date. Obviously, that means that the club will need to address the situation of players deemed surplus to requirements, and it appears there might be as many as 12 such players currently rostered.

Last summer, PSG successfully offloaded most of their unwanted players, although many of them returned after failing to impress their loan clubs and find themselves in the same position once more. These players are expected to report to PSG's training facility in Poissy on either July 10 or 17, depending on the case.

Luis Campos, PSG's sporting advisor, plans to inform certain players that they need to find new clubs ahead of next season as they're not in Luis Enrique's plans. Those players are not expected to onboard the plane for the Japan pre-season tour scheduled for late July and early August.

Among the players mentioned by L'Equipe, Keylor Navas is the first on the list. Although he expressed his desire to continue at PSG next season, his return from a loan spell at Nottingham Forest is unlikely to be granted due to his high salary. PSG is currently searching for a replacement for Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Juan Bernat may also be on his way out following the arrival of Lucas Hernandez, who can play in the left-back position. Layvin Kurzawa's departure is also being considered, with the Turkish market potentially offering a solution.

Regarding El Chadaille Bitshiabu, a departure cannot be ruled out despite his potential, as he may be open to exploring new opportunities.

Leandro Paredes, despite his delight in working with Luis Enrique, is also likely to leave PSG due to significant interest from other clubs. Julian Draxler, who had an injury-plagued loan spell at Benfica, is waiting to discuss his future with Luis Enrique, while Colin Dagba and Hugo Ekitike's situations remain uncertain.

Mauro Icardi, who had a successful loan spell at Galatasaray, could be involved in discussions for a permanent transfer. Georginio Wijnaldum is unlikely to see out his final year of contract with PSG, as he has offers from Turkish clubs and PSV Eindhoven.

Abdou Diallo is at a crucial stage in his career and could attract interest from Saudi Arabia, but this may impact his chances with the Senegalese national team. Lastly, Timothée Pembele has two options available to him: an extension with an immediate loan or a permanent sale, with potential suitors in Italy and Germany.

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