Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is fully focused on reinforcements ahead of a summer of rebuilding. The Ligue 1 champions are expected to invest heavily in the transfer market after faltering in the UEFA Champions League once again.

Meanwhile, former Argentine striker Carlos Tevez revealed the reason why striker Lionel Messi rejected Barcelona. Elsewhere, the Parisians are locked in an intense race for the services of Blaugrana striker Ansu Fati.

On that note, here’s a look at PSG’s key transfer stories as of June 11, 2023:

Determine why Lionel Messi rejected Barcelona

Lionel Messi will play in the MLS next season.
Lionel Messi will play in the MLS next season.

Carlos Tevez believes that Lionel Messi rejected Barcelona, ​​​​because he did not want to sacrifice others for his arrival.

The 35-year-old has decided to leave PSG in Bosman’s move once his contract with the club expires at the end of the month. The Blaugrana have been closely linked with a move for their wayward son this summer and they were favorites to sign him.

However, Messi opted to join Inter Miami instead, with a return to the Camp Nou ultimately not materializing. Speaking to ESPN, Tevez indicated that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was injured due to his failed return to Barcelona.

“It seems to me that Leo made the decision knowing and understanding his situation. He didn’t want to go back to Barcelona and have his teammates cut their salaries and be the bad guy again.

“It hurt him more than anyone else by not being able to go back to Barcelona, ​​which is his home. I think everything was very frosty on the part of Barcelona,” said Tevez.

Tevez continued that Barcelona was the only club Messi wanted to join in Europe, so he decided to move to MLS.

“Leo chose the league in the US. He loves Miami, it’s calm for him and his family. I think what he did was the right thing to do.”

“If it wasn’t Barcelona, ​​where he knew he would be the center of attraction again, it wouldn’t be a thing in Europe. The decision was made very well.”

Messi’s stay with the Parisians was not rosy, but the Argentine redeemed himself in his second season in Paris with more than 40 goals.

Paris Saint-Germain is fighting several clubs for Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati is wanted at the Parc des Princes.
Ansu Fati is wanted at the Parc des Princes.

Paris Saint-Germain is locked in a battle with Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur for Ansu Fati, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Spanish striker has struggled to live up to expectations at Barcelona as he stares into an uncertain future at the Camp Nou. Fati took over the iconic number 10 shirt after Messi’s departure but he was already beginning to feel the weight of expectations.

The Blaugrana plan to raise money from player sales this summer, and the Spaniard is among the names that could be sold. The Parisians are watching the situation with interest as they look to find the perfect replacement for Messi. The Argentine decided to leave the Princes Park in favor of moving to Inter Miami in the American League. The Ligue 1 champions hope to install Fati as his heir.

Winning the race for the player’s services could be a tall order, although many clubs are interested in Fati. However, the player’s agent Jorge Mendes has a cordial relationship with PSG sporting director Luis Campos. That could help the French giants jump the line in the race for Fati’s services.

Julian Nagelsmann supported success in Paris

Julian Nagalsmann is the favorite to replace Christophe Galtier in Paris.
Julian Nagalsmann is the favorite to replace Christophe Galtier in Paris.

Christopher Nkunku believes PSG’s interest in Julian Ngelsmann is justified. The Parisians are said to be looking for a replacement for Christophe Galtier, who could be sacked in the coming days.

The German manager has emerged as a front-runner for the Parc des Princes hot seat. Nkunku played two seasons under Nagelsmann and is well aware of his qualities.

Recently, as cited by PSG Talk, Nkunku has been full of praise for the German manager.

“He’s a coach who helped me a lot to develop and focus on football and on the tactical side. He’s a very demanding coach. He loves attacking football, scoring quite a few goals.

“He likes his team to create a lot of chances and find themselves in the opponent’s penalty area,” Nkunku said. “We’ve seen his good work at Bayern Munich. I’m not surprised that a team like PSG is heading towards him.”

Nagelsmann could be Thierry Henry’s assistant in Paris.

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