Paris Saint-Germain sweat over a Financial Fair Play investigation and, if they’re found to have breached regulations, a yard sale could be in the offing.
Arsenal and those deep transfer pockets that are annually discussed around the end of the season will be one of many clubs looking to assume responsibility for paying the enormous wages for several of their stars.
Although Les Parisiens will not be parting with all of their top talents, they will be forced to offload a few lest they further impeach UEFA’s playing-field-levelling sanctions and this gettable trio should all be prominent green blobs on the Gunners’ transfer radar.
Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of the Argentine orchestrator and tried to sign him when he fled Palermo for Paris the summer before last.
PSG allegedly forked out just shy of €40m for the 24-year-old, yet have afforded him just 15 Ligue 1 starts this season.
Should funds need to be raised, surely Pastore will be first in line to be flogged.
Gregory van der Wiel
The Dutch right-back could be a cost effective replacement to the sure to flee Bacary Sagna if his current employers are forced to sell.
Just once this season have Les Rouges et Bleus lost a game in which the World Cup finalist has started, helping his side keep 13 clean sheets.
A price of 19/20 says the north Londoners will keep one of their own when Newcastle visit next.
One for the sensationalists, the enigmatic Swede may fancy enlightening the Premier League with outlandish volleys and third-person references before he packs this football lark in.
He is unquestionably the finest player PSG have to call upon, but at 32, the end of career is on the approach and no one will be taking up a larger chunk of their wage budget than Zlatan.
With Edinson Cavani desperate to be shifted into a central striking berth, moving Ibra on is something the club must give thought to if they are told to get their finances in order.
He, however, doesn’t exactly come across as a burier of the hatchet and an age-old gripe with Wenger detracts from the plausibility of this, but the club should still consider altering their transfer policy for a player of this calibre.