Paris Saint-Germain will sell Blaise Matuidi (pictured) and Serge Aurier as they sign Barcelona’s Neymar, say reports in Spain.
According to Diario AS, midfielder Matuidi will join Italian champions Juventus and full-back Aurier will move to Manchester United as the Parisians reshape their squad.
Unai Emery’s side are set to sign Neymar in a world record €222m deal according to multiple reports and will be wary they must comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.
The sales of the French duo will reportedly help balance the books at the Parc des Princes – the arrival of Dani Alves and presence of Thomas Meunier put Aurier’s future in doubt, while Matuidi’s departure is an indicator Marco Verratti will not leave the club this summer.
There are still doubts regarding both moves; Aurier was previously banned from entering the UK – which is not part of the Schengen Zone – for assaulting a police officer outside a Paris nightclub last year and missed his side’s Champions League trip to Arsenal, while Matuidi does not fit in with Juve’s transfer policy – focused on young players who are usually based in Italy.