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Arsenal interested in PSG midfielder – FFP might force sale

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By Dan Critchlow

Paris Saint-Germain’s Spanish midfielder Carlos Soler (R) scores his team’s first goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and ES Troyes AC at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on October 29, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

France Bleu Azur report that Paris Saint-Germain are looking to sign a top midfielder in the coming windows, but the club are incapable of spending the €60-70m that would require due to FFP.

As a result, PSG are open to selling Carlos Soler to raise funds, a player they only signed three months ago. The same outlet reports that Arsenal are still interested in the move.

Soler has made 12 appearances for PSG since signing from Valencia in September, scoring three goals and assisting one, as well as winning a penalty converted by Kylian Mbappe.

But the 25-year-old midfielder has only started five games in all competitions in his three months in France. He’s yet to complete 90 minutes in a single fixture for PSG.

Considering the midfielder is still settling in with his new club, none of that is particularly unexpected.

Players often take a few months to break into a starting lineup, and four of Soler’s starts came in the last four weeks before the World Cup, after just one start in the previous seven weeks.

Soler’s involvement with Spain at the World Cup will also boost his status, after he came off the bench to score against Costa Rica.

Spain's midfielder Carlos Soler celebrates after scoring his team's sixth goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Spain and Costa Rica at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha on November 23, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)
Spain’s midfielder Carlos Soler celebrates after scoring his team’s sixth goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Spain and Costa Rica at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha on November 23, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

If PSG really feel they need the funds and are willing to sell so soon after buying, it’s not impossible Arsenal will be in the mix.

The Gunners have been linked with Soler plenty of times in the past, perhaps this is the time it will finally lead to something concrete.

Source: Daily Cannon.