Italian champions Juventus could end up signing PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi in the January transfer window, the player’s official representative has suggested.
The France international was close to moving to Turin in the summer transfer window, but the deal eventually failed to materialise.
Juventus are widely expected to launch a fresh assault in the winter, especially since Matuidi has made it clear he was keen on joining the Italian giants.
His agent Mino Raiola confirms the transfer was close to being wrapped up and claims there is a chance they will make things right in January.
“(Juventus sporting director) Fabio Paratici’s still mad at me, but it’s not my fault,” Raiola confessed to Rai Sport.
“We dealt at length, but then the Emir of PSG (Nasser Al-Khelaifi) intervened and blocked the deal.
“Paratici, however, doesn’t have to get upset because it’s not true that we’re discussing the renewal of his contract with PSG.
“It’s not easy to take players away from PSG (in January), but we’ll see.”
Blaise Matuidi has spent last five years at Parc des Princes, and he seems ready for a new challenge.
There is a good chance both Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus will mount a serious title challenge in the Champions League, with the two sides priced at 22/1 and 12/1 respectively at the moment.