PSG won't entertain transfer talks for the sale Marquinhos

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As the 2023 summer transfer window heats up, PSG have remained active in their attempts to bolstering the first-team squad while also facing rumors about the future of their players.

A noteworthy development has emerged with Saudi Arabia expressing its ambition to establish a highly competitive league, attracting talent from various European clubs, including PSG.

The Middle Eastern country has already secured notable arrivals such as Cristiano Ronaldo last winter and multiple others this summer including Ryad Mahrez, Seko Fofana, Marcelo Brozovic, Edouard Mendy, Ruben Neves, and Sadio Mane.

Regarding PSG, there are indications that Marco Verratti may also be open to a potential move, although the situation seems to be uncertain at the moment, as reported by RMC Sport last weekend.

Amidst this backdrop, PSG faces interest from Saudi Arabia in one of their star players, Brazil international and team captain Marquinhos.

The Brazilian central defender, who currently captains PSG and has spent nearly all of his pro career with the French champions, is reportedly on the radar of three clubs, including Al Nassr. However, PSG has made its stance clear: they will not entertain any possibility of Marquinhos departing the club.

At 29 years old, Marquinhos is under contract with PSG until 2027 and has expressed his desire to continue wearing the Parisian colors.

The club's leadership shares his commitment and has shown unwavering resolve in retaining the talented defender as an integral part of their squad.

Following the news about the willingess of PSG to sell other faces of the team such as Kylian Mbappe and Verratti to the Saudi Arabia clubs, though, this makes one wonder if they won't end up surrendering and cashing in by selling Marquinhos instead of just blocking his exit as soon as this summer.

This won't be about money once for all for PSG. It will be a matter of values, respect, and honor, which are things that the French club have not quite shown that much of of late.

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