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PSG willing to let Messi move to Saudi Arabia

Paris Saint-Germain is preparing for a summer rebuild by encouraging at least two players move to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia.

Former Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays with Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia.

Both Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos are out of contract at the end of the season and Spanish paper Marca says the French club will let them move on, and would also be willing to listen to offers for Neymar.

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“Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain are willing to convince some of their players to follow into Ronaldo’s footsteps and join a Saudi Arabian side in the summer,” the report state.

“The Ligue 1 champions want to part ways with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Sergio Ramos. As Marca has already informed, the latter has been negotiating for a potential move to Al Nassr.

“Al-Nassr rivals Al-Hilal are willing to land Messi. In the event they don’t manage to lure him to Saudi Arabia, they could make a move Neymar. The Brazil international is not willing to depart PSG, but he would be open to listen to a potential offer.”

Arsenal ready to dump Pepe

Arsenal are ready to dump club record signing Nicolas Pepe – but fear they might have to pay him to leave.

The 27-year-old winger is currently on loan at Nice but is not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.

But he still has another year of his £140,000-a-week Emirates contract to run and has attracted no offers from outside.

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Nice, have suggested they may be willing to sign Pepe on a permanent deal in the summer.

But there has been no indication that they are prepared to pay a transfer fee for the player who became the most expensive signing in Arsenal’s history when he joined them from Lille in 2019.

Pepe has not started a Premier League game for the Gunners since October 2021.

He has made it clear that he does not see a future for himself in Arsenal after falling behind Saka.

Yet his current wages are seen as a stumbling block to any potential departure and Arsenal are almost resigned to having to pay at least part of the £7million he is still due from his contract.

Since Arteta was appointed Arsenal boss in December 2019, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alex Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Sead Kolasinac, Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers and David Luiz have all left the club for no fee.

If Pepe joins them on the scrapheap, that will be £340m-worth of signings allowed to depart for nothing.

Sporting director Edu justified that policy last summer when he claimed. “When a player is 26 or older, has a big salary and is not performing, he’s killing you.”

Alfred Saiki
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