Coach Laurent Blanc will leave Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain (PSG) by the end of the week, despite signing a two-year contract extension in February, his agent Jean Pierre Bernes said on Monday.
Speaking on French radio station Europe 1, on Monday, Bernes said “Before the end of the week, PSG and Laurent Blanc will be separated.”
“We’re in discussions with PSG directors and it’s being done in an excellent atmosphere from both sides. Simply put, there are rules that need to be respected to end a contract and PSG are respecting those.”
Blanc’s future at PSG became bleak when club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi described their season as a “failure”. Blanc replaced Carlo Ancelotti in June 2013 and with him as PSG manager, the club claimed their second successive domestic treble last season but went out in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Unai Emery, who resigned as Sevilla manager last week, has been heavily linked with the position.
Meanwhile, reports has it that PSG are in talks with Sevilla over a £23million deal for Poland international, Grzegorz Krychowiak. Krychowiak has emerged as the preferred target for the French champions, ahead of Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante, and negotiations are underway between the two clubs.
The defensive midfielder has been regularly scouted by Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City over the past 18 months after establishing his reputation at the three-time Europa League winners. Sevilla agreed a new contract with Krychowiak in November but the deal includes a release clause priced at €30million.
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PSG have now opened talks over a deal for the 26-year-old, who has played in both of Poland’s group games at Euro 2016. Although, Leicester’s outstanding France international, Kante, has also been considered, Krychowiak is now their leading target and talks are expected to progress over the next few days.