Paris Saint-Germain have been largely frustrated by UEFA’s Financial Fair Play sanctions this summer, but the French champions have still managed to strengthen by signing Brazilian international David Luiz from Chelsea and Ivory Coast FIFA World Cup star Serge Aurier from Toulouse. However, they are not necessarily expected to do further business before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.
While Luiz and Aurier have come in, a number of talented youngsters have also returned, further boosting Laurent Blanc’s squad. PSG have also let go of a number of players in an attempt to trim the fat and lower—or at least remain within—last season’s comfortable overall wage bill.
Alex and Jeremy Menez have joined AC Milan, while former captain Christophe Jallet has signed for Olympique Lyonnais. On top of that, youngster Kingsley Coman has also departed for Juventus on a free transfer, while Kalifa Traore has joined second-tier outfit Angers SCO.
Promising youth academy products Alphonse Areola, Youssouf Sabaly, Jordan Ikoko and Romain Habran have also departed—albeit only on loan—to SC Bastia, Evian TG FC, Havre AC and FC Sochaux-Montbeliard, respectively.
The new Ligue 1 season got underway last Friday and the current champions were without new arrival Luiz, Maxwell and Ezequiel Lavezzi after their extended holidays because of World Cup duty this summer. All three could feature in Monday's friendly clash with SSC Napoli.
Here is PSG’s summer business, in full, so far:
David Luiz (Chelsea), Serge Aurier (Toulouse on loan), Clement Chantome (returns from loan spell with Toulouse), Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (returns from loan spell with Valenciennes), Alphonse Areola (returns from loan spell with RC Lens and joins Bastia), Jordan Ikoko (returns from loan spell with US Creteil-Lusitanos and joins Havre AC) and Antoine Conte (returns from loan spell with Stade de Reims before making transfer permanent).
Alex and Jeremy Menez (both AC Milan), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Kingsley Coman (Juventus on a free transfer), Kalifa Traore (Angers), Antoine Conte (Reims), Alphonse Areola (Bastia on season-long loan), Youssouf Sabaly (Evian on season-long loan), Jordan Ikoko (Havre AC on season-long loan) and Romain Habran (Sochaux on season-long loan).
All PSG transfer information correct up until August 10 using Ligue1.com’s transfer tracker.