Paris Saint-Germain are ready to battle it out with Barcelona to sign Valencia full-back Joao Cancelo.
New PSG boss Unai Emery needs a replacement for Gregory van der Wiel, who has confirmed he is leaving the Ligue 1 champions, and the former Sevilla boss is ready to test Los Che’s resolve to hang on to the 22-year-old.
Barca, in the meantime, are prepared to wait and see how developments unfold, reports SPORT, as any bidding war between the European heavyweights may see the Portuguese player’s price rise to more than €25m.
The Blaugrana are believed to be willing to offer players in an attempt to reduce the asking price, while PSG are looking at other options should their efforts come to nothing.
Emery has Cancelo at the top of his wish list but he is also monitoring Hector Bellerin’s situation at Arsenal, where the Spain international has still not put pen to paper on a renewed contract.