PSG will sell their key midfielder

Blaise Matuidi is close to joining Juventus for €25m, as Paris Saint-Germain close on Monaco’s Fabinho, claim Italian reports.

Matuidi has long been on the Bianconeri wish-list to reinforce their midfield and seems the most likely option compared to Liverpool talent Emre Can and Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi.

One of the problems holding up the move has been PSG’s reticence to let the France international go, but that might be resolved.

According to Sky Sport Italia and other sources, Paris Saint-Germain have struck a deal for Monaco midfielder Fabinho.

His arrival would free Matuidi to join Juve for €20-25m, claim Rai Sport, with a four-year contract at the ready worth €4m per season.