Could David Luiz's move to PSG mean the French side must sell?

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The big-sending French club looks likely to have to sell players to comply with Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rulings.

Chelsea have confirmed that Brazilian defender David Luiz is heading to Paris Saint-Germain, with the former Benfica man set to become the world’s most expensive defender in the process.

With the Ligue 1 champions thought to be splurging an astronomical amount of money on the South American before the transfer window even reopens, Uefa will surely ask questions.

With Laurent Blanc’s men already in the limelight due to non-compliance with Financial Fair Play rulings, the latest spending will make it hard for the Parc des Princes side to balance the books and keep the regulatory body off their backs.

As such, PSG look likely to have to try and make up some of the money spent on Luiz by parting company with existing stars – which could actually benefit Chelsea’s rivals.

Manchester United have been consistently linked with Edinson Cavani, who although has been stated as being not for sale is said to be unhappy with his wider role in the PSG first-team.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have been mentioned as real admirers of PSG’s Argentine duo Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi, who have not been consistent starters for the French side.

With PSG in need of income to minimise the impact of Luiz’s signing, surely now would be a great time for Premier League clubs to approach the Ligue 1 side in search of summer recruits.

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