PSG Still Lead Osimhen Race, Could Target Thuram Too

PSG will face the daunting task of replacing Kylian Mbappé in the summer and have shown interest in two Serie A stars, Victor Osimhen, who’s most likely on his way out, and Marcus Thuram, whom Inter would like to keep.

Per Il Mattino, the Ligue 1 giants have long been in pole position to land the Nigerian striker considering the previous deals between the two clubs. They purchased Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani in the past. They could activate his €120/130M release clause and hand him €13M per year salary-wise.

While Napoli is resigned to losing Osimhen, PSG would need to convince Inter to sell Thuram. The Nerazzurri don’t necessarily need to cash in for financial reasons. However, they would have to if they wanted to make some significant purchases, TuttoSport informs.

The French ace is the most profitable man in the squad. They paid just €8M in commissions to sign him. His contract has a release clause as well, about €95M. Their front office could consider offers above €80M.

Our Take on PSG, Osimhen, and Thuram

They are likely mutually exclusive targets. The latter could always resume playing on the wing but has made the leap as a mobile center-forward. Neither fits the profile of a direct replacement. Rafael Leao or Khvicha Kvaratskhelia would make more sense, for instance. Even though the income would be large, losing another young star would be devastating for Inter. Despite their posture, there are starting to be some hints of it.

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