On Wednesday, we covered a rather lengthy story from RMC Sport (first unveiled by Foot Mercato) claiming that Paris Saint-Germain were interested in Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucouré for January.
In desperate need of a natural defensive midfielder, having failed to find a suitable one in the summer, the Ligue 1 champions will have to wait a couple of months to get their man, and even then they might not be able to afford it.
Le Parisien on Thursday explain Antero Henrique has a €24m envelope to play around with, meaning a loan might be the best option, and the French newspaper mention one name: Liverpool’s Fabinho.
Prior to his move to Anfield, the Brazilian midfielder was heavily linked with Paris Saint-Germain, especially the year before, but Monaco’s reluctance to bolster their rivals yet again (think Kylian Mbappé and Layvin Kurzawa) meant he stayed in the principality for an extra season.
Good news for the Ligue 1 side: times have changed, and with Fabinho struggling for game time under Jürgen Klopp, Le Parisien believe he could be interested in the move, currently ‘bored’ on Merseyside.
However, there’s also bad news, and that’s their relationship with his agent, Jorge Mendes, which, according to Le Parisien, isn’t great, claiming things are ‘very bad’ between the two parties.
It’s something to look out for, but we’d be shocked if Liverpool let Fabinho go, even for half a season, so soon after sneakily trumping most of the good teams for his services in the summer.