Sunderland plotting incredible PSG transfer swoop

Sunderland are said to have opened talks with PSG over a deal for Edouard Michut.

Celtic were said to be in “advanced talks” to sign the midfielder before Sunderland entered into the race for his signature.

Michut, 19, made just seven top team appearances last season for PSG with five of those coming in Ligue 1 but faces an uphill battle for first-team minutes in Paris given the club’s bloated squad.

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Last month, Romano said: “Celtic are in advanced talks to sign Edouard Michut. Paris Saint-Germain are open to let him go - first proposal to be submitted soon, permanent deal now discussed. #CelticFC Opening bid will be around €2.5m, as @SkySportsLyall advanced.”

Paris Saint-Germain's French defender Edouard Michut (L) leaves the pitch after receiving a red card during the French L1 football match between Angers SCO and Paris Saint-Germain at the Raymond-Kopa Stadium in Angers, north-western France on April 20, 2022. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

He then added yesterday: “Sunderland have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain to sign Edouard Michut. He’s their dream signing for the midfield. #PSGTalks will continue as there are many clubs interested in Michut since June.”

Sunderland are next in action against Norwich City on Saturday.

What has Sunderland boss Alex Neil said about transfer business?

"We do need to recruit,” said Neil.

"For us, we will be recruiting, I'm very confident that we'll have players in sooner rather than later.

"We know the job that we've got to do.

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"It always is hectic at the end of the window, but what I will say is that I'm hopeful that we will get a couple in before the sweep at the end.

"Things are certainly moving in the right direction. We'll see how we go.

"We most certainly will be here [late on deadline day]," he added.