French champions Paris St-Germain are planning to make a shock move for Stoke City striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, according to reports.
PSG have identified the Cameroon striker, 29, as a replacement for Goncalo Guedes, who is moving to Valencia in a £36 million deal. The Mirror say he could cost up to £15 million.
Stoke are willing to sell Choupo-Moting, who is said to earn £60,000 per week – one of the biggest earners at the club – as they look to reduce their wage bill having been relegated from the Premier League.
Choupo-Moting joined Stoke last summer on a free from German side Schalke. While he scored 5 goals in the Premier League, he couldn’t stop the Potteries side from sliding into the Championship.
He hasn’t figured in the first team at Stoke this season under new manager Gary Rowett, which would indicate his days at the club are numbered.
Should the move happen, he will swap Peter Crouch and Saido Berahino for Neymar and Edinson Cavani. Quite a difference.