Will PSG pursuit Randal Kolo Muani instead of higher-price targets?

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Le Parisien, in its edition from Tuesday, July 4, provided an update on Paris Saint-Germain's pursuit of a top-class striker in the ongoing summer transfer window that fits the new "Frenchification" plan that PSG want to put together ahead of next season.

While the names of Victor Osimhen, Harry Kane, and lately Goncalo Ramos have been prominently mentioned with regard to PSG's targets for the striker position, one oft-forgotten name has re-entered the picture in that of Randal Kolo Muani.

While the interest in Muani appeared to have cooled down recently, it seems to have reignited in recent days, most probably because of his more affordable price and his French nationality. According to Le Parisien, the current Eintracht Frankfurt forward is now the primary target for bolstering the striking position of PSG.

"The situation has undergone a significant change in recent days," reported Le Parisien. Kane, another player targeted by PSG, is believed to prefer a move to Bayern Munich. Napoli are demanding a humongous fee of €180m in exchange for Osimhen. PSG, simply put, won't budge at those rates.

While Muani initially was "hesitant" about the Parisian project, the player's thoughts about it have changed a bit clearer with the imminent appointment of Luis Enrique as the coach virtually confirmed. Le Parisien also revealed that Muani has been "thinking about a move to his hometown club for several months."

According to the newspaper, PSG and the members of their board have "unanimously approved his profile," one that fits Luis Campos' guidelines of building a young squad with multiple players born in France.

PSG don't "want a repeat of the Marcus Thuram failure," after the Frenchman joined Inter Milan instead of Paris after a prolonged saga that ended up vanishing in thin air, reports Le Parisien.

The decision-makers from Qatar are keen to instill a more French identity within the team, and Le Parisien also revealed that Kylian Mbappe views the possible signing of his friend "in a positive light," pretty much forcing PSG's hand in at least exploring the transfer through the next few days and weeks so they keep Mbappe happy.

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