French outlet L'Equipe confirmed on Saturday, Dec. 2, the ongoing negotiations between PSG and Corinthians for the acquisition of 18-year-old wunderkind Gabriel Moscardo by the French champions.
According to the newspaper, the Brazilian club is open to selling Moscardo for around €25m in January, with PSG leading the race over Chelsea among other interested parties including AC Milan of Italy's Serie A.
PSG's interest in the young defensive midfielder has strengthened of late and according to reports the French club has overtaken Premier League side Chelsea in the race to sign the Brazilian talent. PSG, however, has yet to submit an official offer to Corinthians, which is seemingly willing to accept around €25m in exchange for the player.
Luis Campos, PSG's football advisor, will meet with Moscardo's agent, Rodolfo Ximenes, in Sao Paulo throughout the weekend in order to iron out some details and try to close the deal so Moscardo can join PSG next month in the winter transfer window.
According to the latest reports popping up in France, the groundwork for the transfer "appears to be laid out, pending an official offer from PSG," with the French side repeating what happened last summer when they already edged Chelsea for the signature of another midfielder, Manuel Ugarte, formerly of Sporting Lisbon.
Moscardo signed his first professional contract with Corinthians last summer and he has since become a key player for the Brazilian giants featuring in 20 out of 24 matches played through Friday.
The youngster is mostly recognized for his defensive abilities in the middle of the pitch. So far this season, Moscardo has scored one goal with no assists.