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Galtier confirms Leandro Paredes’ imminent transfer to Juventus

Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that Leandro Paredes’ time is coming to an end as he has an agreement with Juventus.

Speaking ahead of the Ligue 1 clash against Toulouse, Galtier addressed the speculation surrounding Paredes, stating that the Argentine midfielder has been left out of the squad to sort out his future.

The Les Parisiens boss said (h/t Football Italia): “Leandro won’t be part of the squad. I spoke to Leandro after training, we know he has an agreement with Juventus who we’ll be facing very soon.

“He is a PSG player, but his head is elsewhere. I think we just need to sort out the agreement between the two clubs. I made the decision not to include him in the squad so that he could get ready to leave.”

Juventus have been working for a long time to bring Paredes to Turin, with Max Allegri identifying him as a top target in place of injured Paul Pogba.

Having agreed personal terms with La Albiceleste star a while ago, the Old Lady are now close to finalising a deal with the Ligue 1 giants.

One of the key factors for the deal is Fabian Ruiz’s imminent arrival to Parc des Princes, with Les Parisiens reportedly agreeing a deal worth €23 million with Napoli. The Spanish midfielder is expected to sign a five-year contract with PSG.

Galtier also spoke about the prospective transfer of Fabian, stating that the Spaniard is closer to joining the Ligue 1 champions.

Galtier added: “Some information is coming about the arrival of certain players. Fabian Ruiz is very close to joining PSG. It would have been better to have players coming in, helping them settle in as quickly as possible.

“We have known for a long time which position we wanted to strengthen based on certain departures.

!We have been following Fabian Ruiz for a long time, but nothing is official yet, he is still a Napoli player. We’ve seen many transfers in history that were almost done and then didn’t happen for whatever reason.”

In addition, the French gaffer also touched on Keylor Navas’ future, stating that the second-choice goalkeeper is part of his plans for the time being.

The Costa Rican is desperate to leave the French capital and join his suitors Napoli, with whom he has already agreed personal terms on a two-year deal.

However, the deal could be off because of PSG’s reluctance to pay Navas the compensation fee he has requested.

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