Lucas Moura, Hatem Ben Arfa Set To Leave PSG During January


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PSG have been linked with several departures during the upcoming January transfer window.

Players such as Javier Pastore, Angel Di Maria and even Julian Draxler have been rumored to be leaving the club quite soon, but they might not be the first ones to leave the Ligue 1 giants. According to a report from ESPN FC, both Lucas Moura and Hatem Ben Arfa would look for better options elsewhere during January.

Lucas had been linked with a move back to Brazil and several European sides have enquired about him, but all signs indicate he will play in the Chinese Super League since he is close to complete a switch to the CSL. As for Ben Arfa, he has barely cracked the bench this season and it’s clear he doesn’t count for Emery.

The manager himself confirmed the report, saying that “we [PSG] have spoken with Hatem and Lucas about possible moves, nobody else.” He also said he is not fond of Pastore or Di Maria potentially leaving the side.

It’s quite likely that one of Di Maria or Pastore will leave the team as well, as PSG need to sell several players just to comply with the Financial Fair Play rules. But that’s not the on the club’s immediate future. Right now, it seems only Lucas and Ben Arfa would be leaving the side come 2018.