Paris Saint-Germain are close to a deal for Real Sociedad full back Yuri Beriche, although the Basque club are said to be demanding his full €30m release clause.
Marca follows up on reports in Le Parisien which state the French giants are confident of concluding the deal swiftly and see the 27-year-old as the ideal replacement for Maxwell, who has retired.
PSG’s opening offer was said to be €15m, although it appears likely they will significantly increase this in attempt to negotiate with the San Sebastian side.
The player is said to be open to a move to a club where he can compete for league titles and Champions League football although will not force a move away from San Sebastian.
Yuri, who started his career at Cheltenham Town in England, started 35 La Liga matches last campaign as La Real qualified for Europe.