EXCLUSIVE: Unsettled Nasri is PSG target as City midfielder plots exit
22:30 GMT, 1 March 2013
00:23 GMT, 2 March 2013
Paris Saint-Germain are set to pounce on the uncertainty surrounding Samir Nasri’s future with a big-money summer swoop.
Manchester City sources have indicated to Sportsmail that the France international is keen to explore the option of leaving the Etihad Stadium this summer after a breakdown in his relationship with Roberto Mancini.
Nasri is said to have been shocked and angered by his manager’s decision to criticise him publicly last week.
Down in the dumps: Samir Nasri could quit Manchester City for PSG
And news of Nasri’s anger has alerted PSG sporting director Leonardo, who is a known admirer of the Frenchman.
The Brazilian failed in an attempt to snatch Nasri from under City’s noses when he left Arsenal in 2011.
And the mega-rich club want to revive their interest in Nasri when the summer transfer window re-opens, with the player said to be ‘more than open’ to the move.
PSG’s riches mean they will have no
problems matching Nasri’s current 170,000-per-week wages, though City
will want to recoup as much of the 24million paid for the attacking
midfielder as possible.
Whether or not Mancini remains at the City helm beyond the end of the season, will be a factor when Nasri decides his future.
But with champions City keen to lower
their wage bill significantly this summer, selling Nasri is
unquestionably an attractive option for them.
Unhappy: Roberto Mancini was publicly critical of Nasri last week