According to multiple press reports, Sevilla manager Unai Emery is set to take over as manager of PSG.
Les Parisiens have spent the last 10 days attempting to convince Diego Simeone, and after a final attempt today with increased financial incentives which was turned down, Unai Emery is set to take over from Laurent Blanc, according to Marca, iTélé and Goal France.
PSG are hoping to complete the Emery deal before EURO 2016 begins on Friday and have agreed to pay €2m in order to release him from his current contract with Sevilla which runs until 2017.
Emery has rejected offers from AC Milan and Everton.
Laurent Blanc has been spending time in New York, but since President Nasser Al Khelaifi’s interview with Le Parisien, the former French national team boss has refused to make any public appearances, even turning down the chance to partake in a charity golf tournament this week.
Emery’s agent is Jorge Mendes, a big factor in this deal taking place, with the Portuguese man’s relationship with Al Khelaifi strengthening all the time since the Di Maria deal last summer.