Paris Saint-Germain have been largely frustrated by UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) sanctions this summer. However, the French champions have still managed to strengthen by signing Brazil international David Luiz from Chelsea and Ivory Coast FIFA World Cup star Serge Aurier from Toulouse. There is no guarantee that they will 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 from loans, boosting Laurent Blanc’s squad and the club's home-grown quota in the UEFA Champions League. PSG have also let go of a number of surplus 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 on loan—to SC Bastia, Evian TG FC, Havre AC and FC Sochaux-Montbeliard, respectively.
With the new Ligue 1 season already underway, a number of recent injury problems, per PSG.fr, are giving coach Laurent Blanc a headache or two. Les Parisiens could yet make a move on the market once again, but in order to do that, the French capital outfit must first sell because of FFP.
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 22 using Ligue1.com’s transfer tracker.