The showdown eagerly anticipated at Parc des Princes between PSG and Toulouse FC in the Trophee des Champions on Wednesday, January 3rd, hangs in uncertainty regarding Achraf Hakimi's participation. The Moroccan player faces a dilemma as his call-up for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) coincides with the match day.
Per reports from L'Equipe, ongoing discussions persist between PSG and Morocco, with the Parisian club hopeful of retaining Hakimi for the Trophee des Champions clash.
While Hakimi's presence remains in doubt, there's a notable comeback in the team in the form of Ousmane Dembele. The French international was sidelined before the winter break due to hamstring discomfort and is expected to start the match on Wednesday.
However, Fabian Ruiz and Nuno Mendes continue to be absent due to their respective injuries. There's uncertainty about Mendes' return date. Sources close to the Portuguese full-back disclosed to L'Equipe that Mendes is on track to come back by late January, but other reports suggest a more extended absence for the player, who hasn't played since April.
PSG's predicted lineup vs. Toulouse: Gianluigi Donnarumma – Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Milan Skriniar, Lucas Hernandez – Vitinha, Manuel Ugarte, Warren Zaire-Emery – Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe, Kang-In.