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Paris Saint-Germain enter race to sign Manchester City midfielder

Paris Saint-Germain are candidates to sign Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan this summer, according to L’Equipe.

The central midfielder’s contract expires this June, and while there have been renewal talks, he has not signed on the dotted line.

PSG see this as an opportunity to swoop in for Gundogan who would solve their midfield scoring issues.

Les Parisiens have not had a goalscoring midfielder for a while – an issue they plan to address.

The 32-year-old scored eight goals and four assists to help his side win the Premier League title this season.

He netted a double to help them lift the FA Cup last weekend and will be a key component in their bid to win the Champions League on Saturday.

PSG need a midfielder who can help them connect defence to attack, especially with Marco Verratti’s niggling injuries.

The prospect of signing him for free this summer is the primary reason they are pushing for the deal.

They have already spent €60 million to sign Manuel Ugarte for Sporting CP and are wary of falling foul of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

However, PSG are not alone in the race to sign the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder. Arsenal, Barcelona and clubs from the Saudi Pro League also want him.

PSG hope that the arrival of Gundogan’s countryman Julian Nagelsmann as head coach will convince him to choose their offer over others.

The Ligue 1 champions have already secured deals for Ugarte, Milan Skriniar and Marco Asensio. They are pushing for Lucas Hernandez and will look to sign a striker.

They have been linked with a move for another Man City star – Bernardo Silva.

PSG have allowed Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos to walk away for free. Messi has signed for Inter Miami while the defender is a free agent.

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