PSG reportedly to bid for Casemiro

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• The League 1 champions are considering making a move for the Brazilian defensive midfielder in summer, according to the AS. PSG view Casemiro as an ideal replacement for 34-year-old Thiago Motta.

The Parisians’ sporting director Antero Henrique is the main man behind the interest having already worked with Los Blancos midfielder during his spell with Porto.

• Casemiro has established himself as one of the world’s best defensive midfielders in recent years and is waiting for the contract renewaloffer, with the current deal ending in summer 2021. PSG are unwilling to match his €200m release clause, but their offer wouldn’t be far below the figure.

• The other scenario which could see Casemiro move to France is Real Madrid’s long-standing interest in Neymar. The Parisians will insist on the inclusion of the midfielder into any potential deal for their star forward.

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