PSG set to close deal with Bayern for Lucas Hernandez!

Lucas Hernandez, PSG, Bayern
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PSG and Bayern Munich are reportedly on the verge of closing a deal for the transfer of France international Lucas Hernandez to Paris Saint-Germain, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday morning.

Hernandez, who is entering the final year of his contract at Bayern, is seemingly favoring the move to PSG and Bayern has surrendered, opting to sell the player this summer rather than losing him for nothing and as a free agent in July 2024.

Late Monday, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser indicated that Lucas Hernandez is on the verge of joining PSG. The player has already agreed to terms with the French organization, pending only a medical test and the fee Paris Saint-Germain will pay to Bayern for the transfer of the defender.

Considering PSG won't have Sergio Ramos (departing in July) around next season and the shaky health of Presnel Kimpembe (oft-injured and unavailable for the start of the season) PSG have decided to bolster their defense quickly and emphatically. Hernandez will join Milan Skriniar as the second defensive addition of the summer.

Football insider Fabrizio Romano, in a tweet written in the wee hours of Tuesday, June 27, said that "PSG are close to signing Lucas Hernandez," adding that "talks are progressing into the final stages between PSG and Bayern Munich," with a deal "almost in place."

Most importantly, Romano wrote that final details will be discussed "soon," and the deal will be "then completed." The journalist reported that the personal terms between Hernandez and PSG are "100% done and sealed," which bodes well for the prospective transfer of the France international to the capital club.

Earlier this month, Hernandez informed Bayern that he wasn't interested in extending his contract past 2024 and that he actually desires to leave the German champions next July to join PSG.

Both parties are eager to conclude the deal swiftly. The transfer fee was not disclosed by Cadena Ser in their report, nor by Romano in his tweet. That said, it's believed that the initial fee demanded by Bayern (around €60m) has gone down to around €35m or €40m judging by the latest reports published by L'Equipe on Monday.

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