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How Evian FC may have just caused trouble for the Premier League

The Premier League has Evian to thank for annoying Paris Saint-Germain officials to the point where they could go money crazy this summer. Arsenal and Manchester City players could be on their horizon.

That’s bad news for several sides who all have players tipped with possible moves to the French capital, with Wayne Rooney probably the only safe player in terms of the cheque book coming out.

Evian knocked PSG out of the French Cup on penalties at the quarter-final stage which has prompted manager Carlo Ancelotti to launch an astonishing attack on his ‘self-important’ players.

What that means is that there could be a mass exodus at the club as the pressure grows on PSG to win literally every single trophy they possibly can over the next couple of years.

If players are axed by Ancelotti or the higher powers at PSG then that means there are going to have to be some very high profile arrivals to replace those players.

Bacary Sagna of Arsenal has been linked with a move back to France with PSG and those rumours are still very fresh.

Samir Nasri of Manchester City has been tipped to go back to France, which may not scare City fans too much because he’s hardly been on fire for the Premier League champions this season.

What should worry Arsenal and City fans more is the fact that the club recently said they would try and get a core nucleus of French players into the building, which would aid them and the country over the next couple of years.

However, the biggest worry and the biggest cause for nerves comes at Old Trafford because if there was ever any truth in the rumours surrounding Wayne Rooney, PSG may now go all out to pull it off.

Rooney seems to be settled and protected at Old Trafford but if PSG do come in with an offer substantially higher than what he’s worth, it’s going to be difficult for United to turn that down.

PSG have made it perfectly clear that they are going to try and spend to win, which seems to be a common thesis with a lot of wealthy owners at the moment.

Therefore, the natural reaction when things don’t go to plan for a team in that position is to spend again.

Thank the good Lord that most Premier League sides are going to be protected by UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules otherwise PSG could be jetting all over Europe this summer, ripping up squads in most decent leagues on the continent.

Who do you think will leave the Premier League for PSG?

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