PSG put ten players up for sale to fund Lionel Messi transfer

Paris Saint-Germain have put at least ten of their players up for sale in a bid to raise funds due to the imminent signing of Lionel Messi this summer, The Athletic reports.

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Following the announcement that Messi would be leaving Barcelona, PSG have moved swiftly and now look set to complete a sensational deal for the Argentine captain in the coming days.

Messi, who will wear the No.19 at PSG, is expected to sign a two-year contract with the option of a third.

The six-times Ballon d’ Or winner will receive a £21 million signing bonus and earn the same sum every year during his stay in France.

As a result, PSG have now put ten of their players on the transfer list, including Abdou Diallo, Thilo Kehrer, Idrissa Gueye and Rafinha.

PSG are also very much open to offers for the likes of Mauro Icardi and Ander Herrera.

Though there is uncertainty surrounding the future of Kylian Mbappe given his contract expires next year, PSG are hopeful the addition of Messi will convince the France international to stay put.

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