PSG to allow first-team trio to leave the club

According to a report from French football correspondent Jonathan Johnson, Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have informed three of the club’s first-team players that they will not be required at the club next season.


The players in question are Hatem Ben Arfa, Serge Aurier and Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Ben Arfa, who previously lit up the Premier League with a number of spectacular solo golazos for Newcastle United, arrived at the Parc des Princes last summer following a stellar campaign for fellow French top-flight side Nice.

However, the 30-year-old failed to live up to expectations in Paris, managing just 4 goals and 1 assist across all competitions.

He is said to be on the radar of Serie A sides AS Roma, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

Defensive dynamo

Aurier, a powerful Ivorian full-back, has shown flashes of his immense potential during his 3 years with PSG, though a number of disciplinary problems off the pitch have seen the 24-year-old slip down the pecking order in the French capital, with Thomas Meunier having firmly established himself as the club’s first-choice right-back this past season.

Dani Alves has since arrived at the club on a free transfer from Juventus, meaning Aurier is now very much surplus to requirements.

The likes of Juventus and Manchester United are rumoured to have already been in contact with the Ligue 1 side regarding Aurier’s price-tag.

Rugged enforcer

Finally, Krychowiak, who arrived from La Liga side Sevilla last summer with high expectations, is now just another name to have floundered in the bright lights of Paris.

The Polish defensive midfielder made just 11 league appearances under boss Unai Emery last season, sitting behind the likes of Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta, Blaise Matuidi and Adrien Rabiot in the pecking order at the Parc des Princes.

He is said to be available at a cut-price fee, with Arsenal, Manchester City and AC Milan having been linked.

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