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PSG have until Saturday to find 25 million euros to meet Financial Fair Play rules

The French outfit need the money to meet the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules. Selling Pastore isn’t enough.

Al-Khelaifi durante la derrota de su equipo ante el Real Madrid.
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Time is running out for PSG. They need need cash if they’re to avoid being punished under UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations. They have until 30 June to comply with the rules which demand they don’t spend more than they bring in. And the acquisition of players like Neymar for 222 million mean they need to sell and although they have disposed of players it’s not been enough.

PSG sell Pastore

The latest player to leave is Javier Pastore, the 29 year old Argentinian midfielder, who caught a plane to Rome to take his place in the Giallorossi for 25 million euros. PSG have also agreed the departure of Odsonne Edouard, centre forward, to Celtic for 10 million. With those two PSG are closer to their objective, but they are still some 25 million euros short.

Other options to raise cash for PSG

Other players on the potential exit list include Yuri Berchiche, Spanish left back, who could leave for Athletic Club, although there’s nothing official yet.

Another possibility for PSG would be to let Guedes go. The Portuguese winger is coveted on the international scene, and Valencia are definitely keen on him. PSG want 70 million euros for him, but given their urgent situation it’s expected the bidding wouldn’t go much over 50 million.

The final option for the Paris based outfit is to sell one of their megastars: Neymar, Cavani or Mbappé, a move which would clearly fix their income problem at a stroke but would mean a big step back on the sporting front… bosses at the Parc des Princes are desperate to avoid doing this.

Whichever route PSG take, the clock is ticking. They only have until 30 June to sell someone and meet the Financial Fair Play rules - if they don’t they’ll be hit by a massive penalty. Time is running out…

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