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PSG interest in Liverpool star confirmed

PSG interest in Liverpool star confirmed

Liverpool forward Luis Diaz is definitely a player on Paris Saint-Germain’s list for this summer’s transfer window, according to French football expert Jonathan Johnson.

Speaking exclusively to CaughtOffside for his Daily Briefing column, Johnson explained that PSG are keen on a player of Diaz’s profile, though the Colombia international is also not necessarily expected to be seen as an urgent priority for the Ligue 1 giants.

Diaz has shone at Liverpool, so could be a good option for PSG to consider to strengthen their attack once Kylian Mbappe leaves at the end of his contract, but it seems there is also the more pressing need to strengthen in defence and midfield at the Parc des Princes this summer.

Discussing the Diaz to PSG links, Johnson confirmed the interest that has been widely reported, but added further insight into the situation.

Luis Diaz transfer: Jonathan Johnson confirms PSG interest in Liverpool star

Luis Diaz celebrates a goal for Liverpool

“There’s been some recent speculation about Luis Diaz being a target for Paris Saint-Germain and my understanding is that the Liverpool forward is definitely a player that PSG are looking at as part of a wider shortlist of potential players to bring in this summer,” Johnson said.

“Once they have the freedom to move without Kylian Mbappe being on their books any longer, then they will lower their wage bill and we’ll see how they move to replace Mbappe in attack.

“My understanding for now is that it’s not necessarily the case that Diaz is a priority target, but it’s more that they’re preparing for the possibility of looking at a player like him – he’s not the only player of that position or profile that they’re considering, but one of many they’re looking at.

“You could perhaps argue, being a Liverpool player, that Diaz is one of the higher profile names on PSG’s list, but if I’m honest I wouldn’t be so sure that that position will be a top priority for PSG this summer. I think they’ll look at other positions, most notably central defence and also defensive midfield.”

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