Cash-rich French champions Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly entered the race for Manchester United target Miralem Pjanic. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Roma midfielder’s agent, Nermin Cengic, attended PSG’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final, first leg in midweek and held discussions with president Nasser Al-Khelaifi afterwards.
The 24-year-old is in advanced talks with his club regarding a contract extension, with Roma all too aware of the fact that his current deal expires at the end of next season. Sources close to Old Trafford have told that the Red Devils continue to monitor the situation closely, and they have not given up on pulling off a cut-price deal, given the short length of the player’s contract.
The report in Italy claims the Bosnia international has become a priority target for PSG and there are genuine concerns in Rome following Cengic’s meeting in the corridors of power in the French capital. United could struggle to compete with the wages PSG are able to offer, especially if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Watch Chelsea v Stoke on Saturday and Arsenal v Everton, West Ham v Liverpool on Sunday.