Neymar ‘included Sanchez in his wish list’ when he joined PSG… and now they are plotting to sign him to replace Cavani


Neymar moved to the French capital from Barcelona for a world-record fee of £198million this summer. And since joining the Ligue 1 giants, the Brazilian has formed a formidable forward line alongside Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.
But reports suggest PSG want to replace Cavani with Arsenal’s Sanchez, whom Neymar included in his ‘wish list’ during negotiations with the club.

According to French paper Le Parisien, Sanchez and Neymar are friends and the Brazilian singled out his former Barcelona team-mate as someone he wanted PSG to sign.
Any deal could reportedly see Cavani leave, with the club needing to sell players to balance their books and avoid breaking Financial Fair Play regulations.
Germany winger Julian Draxler had been touted as a possible makeweight in any deal to take Sanchez to Paris.
But after Cavani fell out with Neymar over penalty duties and PSG sporting director Antero Henrique allegedly expressed his concern over the forward’s efficiency in front of goal, the Uruguayan’s days in the French capital could be numbered.

Sanchez is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season, meaning he is free to talk with other clubs from January. Le Parisien claim he is tempted by a move to Paris, but also open to joining Manchester City.
Even if Sanchez opt against joining PSG, however, relations between Neymar and Cavani are no longer an issue, according to team-mate Yuri Berchiche.
The pair rowed over who should take a penalty during their victory over Lyon last month, But Berchiche claims: ‘Neymar and Cavani get on well. They made peace after what happened that day. Since then, the coach (Unai Emery) decides who takes penalties for each match.’


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