Report: PSG to rival Manchester City for Fulham’s Patrick Roberts

The youngster has been strongly linked with a move to the Etihad, but now the French champions are reported to be keen.

Paris St Germain may rival Manchester City for Fulham youngster Patrick Roberts, reports the Daily Mail.

The London club are currently in negotiations with Manuel Pellegrini’s side about the youngster, with it believed that they are holding out for as much as £10 million for their prized asset.

City are unwilling to meet that valuation, though, simply because the 18-year-old only has a year left on his current contract and they could get him for much cheaper next summer.

It is that contract situation which has alerted the Ligue 1 champions, according to the Daily Mail, as they would only have to pay £300,000 for his services, the maximum amount they have to pay for out-of-contract players from English clubs.

Manchester City desperate for home-grown talent

PSG’s reported interest will likely ramp up City’s determination to secure a deal for the highly-rated young winger, who is also comfortable in the number 10 role.

They are currently short on home-grown talent at the Etihad, with their current crop of youngsters yet to make the grade to challenge for places in the first-team squad.

That need has seen them be linked with a number of young English talents this summer. The most obvious of these is Raheem Sterling, with a second bid of £35.5 million having been rejected by Liverpool, according to BBC Sport.

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