Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

French Midfielder Told He Can Leave PSG as Jose Eyes Back Up Plan If Pogba Deal Crashes

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

French Midfielder Told He Can Leave PSG as Jose Eyes Back Up Plan If Pogba Deal Crashes

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UNITED target Blaise Matuidi has been told he can leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The French midfielder is a wanted man, with Chelsea and Juventus also monitoring his situation.

He has two years left to run on his current deal but is understood to have told his agent he wants to experience football in another country.

He would cost in the region of Pounds 30m.

Jose Mourinho is believed to have identified Matuidi as a potential backup plan, should a move for Paul Pogba fail to materialise.

And new PSG boss Unai Emery admits he could leave the French capital.

"He is a very good player," Emery told L'Equipe.

"We have a lot of left-footed defensive midfielders. If he has the opportunity to leave and if he thinks there are too many midfielders herefi But I do not want him to go. …

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