PSG are likely to turn down loan offer for US international Timothy Weah


Strasbourg have registered an interest in US international Timothy Weah, but Paris Saint-Germain is unlikely to approve a loan move, a source aware of the club’s interest in Weah told ESPN FC.

18-year-old Weah was the star of PSG’s preseason in Austria, Singapore and China, scoring two goals in four games and then scoring his first Ligue 1 goal in a 3-0 home win over Caen.

According to the source, Strasbourg has informed PSG of its interest in loaning Weah, with or without an option to buy, but has been told that a deal is unlikely at the time.

PSG have told them they will consider whether a temporary move to guaranteed regular first-team football would be more beneficial for Weah than staying with the club this season.

PSG have also signaled to Strasbourg that they are counting on Weah to play regularly this season and give coach Thomas Tuchel attack depth.

Regardless of whether the New York-born moves to Strasbourg before the August 31 transfer deadline, PSG will definitely want to renew his contract as soon as possible – often a condition for the youth academy’s products before they are loaned out.

Regarding other possible departures before the end of the month, a source close to the club confirmed that Valencia’s acquisition of Goncalo Guedes remains complicated.

PSG are not interested in another loan move for Guedes and are reluctant to accept staggered payments of a transfer fee that is already below their expectations.

Elsewhere, Huesca has turned out to be a suitor for Jese Rodriguez, as Aragon TV’s “La Jornada” reported, but his salary demands are proving to be way too much for the club in its first season in the top division, making any possible move difficult.

And Adrien Rabiot’s ongoing refusal to sign a long-term deal with PSG makes things difficult in midfield, the source said.

Giovani Lo Celso and Julian Draxler are not considered to be equivalent to Rabiot or Marco Verratti and are therefore not currently part of the long-term planning.

However, before serious offers are made for Lo Celso or Verratti, sporting director Antero Henrique wants to be sure of Rabiot’s future as he is a key element of Tuchel’s midfield vision.

Lo Celso and Draxler also appear to be further up the pecking order, with the source confirming that Angel Di Maria is on the verge of extending his contract a little lower than before. as reported by Le Parisien.

Meanwhile, Moussa Diaby is expected to join Montpellier on loan after a € 10m offer was rejected by Real Sociedad and RMC Sport reports Remy Descamps going to Clermont with both players expected to sign new contracts before moving.

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