PSG Transfer News: Dani Alves and Miralem Pjanic Targeted by Ligue 1 Giants

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 29, 2014

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 31:  Dani Alves of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference ahead the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match against Atletico de Madrid at Sant Joan Despi Sport Complex on March 31, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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French club Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona right-back Dani Alves as well as Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic over the summer transfer window.

Ligue 1 football journalist Jonathan Johnson announced the news on Twitter after it was reported in French sports newspaper L'Equipe:

The 30-year-old Alves has only one year left on his contract at the Catalan giants, per UEFA, and rumours have been circulating that he may be on his way out of the Nou Camp.

According to Pete Jensen of The Independent"a host of Premier League clubs were watching the situation of Dani Alves, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez, aware they could be available at the right price."

These rumours were briefly put on hold when Barcelona received a 14-month transfer ban, which would have seen them not allowed to buy or sell players this summer.

However, this ban has now been suspended, per BBC Sport:

It now seems that the French champions-elect will look to bring Alves to Paris, and he could certainly be keen to go after Barcelona's disappointing season, which will likely see them end the term without a trophy.

Pjanic also has only one year left on his contract, and talks of an extension with his club seem to have stalled somewhat.

However, Roma boss Rudi Garcia has no concerns that the Bosnian international will leave the Italian capital, as reported by Mark Doyle on  

I'm not worried. I have spoken with him for a long time.

He should only be concentrated on the pitch - and he is. There's no immediate rush [to sort out his future].

Doyle's report also refers to PSG's attempt to sign the 24-year-old in January, but Doyle says they were put off by the €35 million price tag.

Pjanic has six goals for second-placed Roma in Serie A this season from 33 appearances, per Squawka, one of which came against AC Milan on Friday.

PSG made it to the last eight of the Champions League this season for the second consecutive year and were only eliminated on the away-goals rule by Chelsea.

Alves and Pjanic would certainly constitute two high-quality signings who could potentially see PSG go on further next season as they attempt to confirm their status as one of Europe's top clubs.