PSG have reportedly set a limit for their player sales through the upcoming winter transfer window to take place between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, following the "unofficial" (for now) signings of midfielder Gabriel Moscardo and center-back Lucas Beraldo from Brazilian clubs.
Layvin Kurzawa and Hugo Ekitike are the two PSG players put on the market by the French champions as they will try to unload them in the next few weeks to lower the wage bill.
Kurzawa, a 31-year-old left-back whose contract expires at the season's end, is not included in PSG's Champions League squad and therefore is deemed surplus. It's still unknown if there will be a bidding war for signing him before June, when he'll be a free agent, by paying PSG a fee so the club acquiring him won't enter a battle of contract offers against other clubs next summer.
Le Parisien has touched on the upcoming free agent, reporting that the veteran defender might in fact opt to run his contract out and then enter negotiations with whoever wants him. According to the French outlet, Kurzawa would be willing to accept a lower salary as long as he's paid a larger, significant signing bonus.
Ekitike, still 21 years old, is under contract through June 2027 having signed with PSG last year while playing on loan (with a mandatory-buy clase baked into that deal) at PSG last season.
Despite reports speaking about a potential interest in the player from fellow Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais, it looks like OL are not willing to pay him as much as he's earning at PSG (€600k per month), which could put an end to the rumors and the pursuit of the striker by Lyon. PSG, however, might still entertain discussions for a potential solution as they simply want to get rid of the youngster.
According to Le Parisien, PSG plan to retain the rest of the squad (including Carlos Soler, who has entered the rumor mill of late) for the second half of the season.
PSG still want to make runs at both the Ligue 1 and the Champions League, the latter being the ultimate trophy PSG has been hunting for since the arrival of QSI at the start of last decade to no avail.