There has been on-going reports that Premier league heavyweights; Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea want to sign Paris Saint Germain box-to-box midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
The French international had bids for him in the summer but all were turned down with the player claiming he is happy at the club and wants to remain there.
Matuidi who signed for Paris Saint Germain from St Etienne in 2011 is becoming an integral member of the Parisians with is fierce and strong tackling ability and also ability to score crucial goals. He has up to 146 appearances for PSG scoring 17 goals in the process.
His playing pattern suits the physical and high tempo demand of the English Premier league and he won’t find it hard to adapt to life in England.
Arsenal are keen to have a tough and combating central midfielder after releasing Abou Diaby in the summer, clun captain Mikel Arteta has been out with series of injuries and just like Mathieu Flamini, he is in his 30’s so they are left with only Francis Coquelin to reply on.
Wenger also has several injuries to his side and will surely deep into the January transfer window to ensure he brings in the right quality to secure what looks like his best chance of winning the Premier League after more than a decade.
Chelsea on the other hand already have Nemanja Matic, John Obi Mikel and Ramires who can play in similar positions.
Manchester United only have the ageing Michael Carrick, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin as the 3 central midfielders but adding a player in the mode of Matuidi will be a boost and a good replacement for the ageing duo.
It is hard to see if PSG will be willing to sell after letting Yohan Cabaye leave in the summer to Re-unite with former coach Alan Pardew.
They will certainly keep hold of Matuidi except Man Utd, Arsenal or Chelsea come up with a crazy bid that they simply cannot refuse.