It seems as if Paris Saint-Germain’s recent exploits in the transfer market haven’t been enough to completely satisfy the club higher-ups who have been actively scouting for Unai Emery’s replacement.
The Parisians certainly enjoyed some of the most fruitful transfer businesses in modern football history in the summer, as they managed to lure Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappe for a combined fee reported to be around €300 million, much to the infuriation of the Barcelona and AS Monaco faithful.
However, their current run of good fortune doesn’t seem to have impressed the club officials, who are looking to reinforce their position as Europe’s elite by appointing a manager of higher profile.
It was recently reported that the French giants had approached Jose Mourinho for a possible switch to France. Though the Portuguese likely declined the offer due to his stable position at Old Trafford, he admitted over the weekend that the Ligue 1 outfit is on the course of doing ‘something special’.
Consequently, the record French champions have enquired with Chelsea about the availability of Antonio Conte, according to TransferMarketWeb.
The Italian has been under rather harsh criticism after failing to register a single point in 3 out of their 8 games in the Premier League. Further, the draw against AS Roma, which resulted after the Blues cheaply threw away their comfortable lead, has enraged both club officials and fans.
Meanwhile, speculation about a deteriorating relationship between the club and the manager, who recently signed a contract ‘upgrade’ rather than an extension, quickly rose up to attention.
Understandably, PSG see the situation as the perfect opportunity to upgrade their tactical prowess by attempting to lure the former Juventus boss away, and have enquired about a switch in the near future.
Nevertheless, the 48-year-old appears rather happy at Stamford Bridge, and has not shown any signs of wanting a departure, which may change when fancy offers from the Parc des Princes arrive.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.