This is Thomas Tuchel's wishlist for PSG next season

Antonio Rudiger, Renato Sanches and Julian Weigl are the first names on PSG's list of reinforcements

Tuchel durante el amistoso contra el PSG
Tuchel durante el amistoso contra el PSG | AFP

With their preseason already underway, Thomas Tuchel's PSG side haven't got off to the strongest of starts. The 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich put the French champions under the microscope despite not having most of his star players available for the match.

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However the German coach is looking to shore up certain positions in his squad, in particular the defence and central midfield slots. According to Le Parisien the two names at the top of his list are Renato Sanches and Antonio Rudiger.

The Portuguese midfielder appears getable. Niko Kovac has placed his trust in Sanches, who even scored in the victory over PSG. Yet the player's inconsistent performances over the years mean they aren't against selling him either.

It's more complicated when it comes to the German defender. Rudiger has four years left on his deal at Chelsea and there's no reason that Maurizio Sarri won't use him just as much as he predecessor Antonio Conte did.

Another option for Tuchel is someone else he knows quite well: Julian Weigl. The 21-year-old, who plays for Borussia Dortmind, is considering a move away after BVB all but confirmed the arrival of Axel Witsel at the German side.

When Weigl played under Tuchel before he was used in defence as much as he was in midfield.

Elsewhere PSG will be searching for new fullbacks. Yuri Berchiche has been sold and Dani Alves' slow recovery from a serious injury means that only Meunier and Kurzawa are available to Tuchel. "We must find solutions," is what he told the club's chiefs. This summer, like every other since PSG morphed into a European super power, looks set to be a busy one.


 

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