Fabrice Hawkins reports tonight that Paris Saint-Germain have agreed to pay a fee of close to €10m to Nice in order to secure the services of Christophe Galtier, who will take over as managing with Mauricio Pochettino’s departure set to be confirmed.
Earlier reports from Foot Mercato had indicated that PSG were only willing to pay €5m in compensation for the rest of the coach’s contract, and potentially add in a player as part of the exchange. However, Nice were holding out for a sum in the region of €8m to €10m.
Galtier, the priority choice for new sporting advisor Luis Campos with whom he worked at Lille, is now expected to become the new manager of the Ligue 1 champions. His signing will signal the start of PSG’s transfer window, and is another cog in the upheaval in upper management that has followed the contract extension of Kylian Mbappé.
The 2020/21 league title winner now moves on to his fourth club as a manager, having started out with an 8-year spell at Saint-Étienne before moving on to Lille and then Les Aiglons. His replacement in the south of France is set to be Lucien Favre, who was in talks for a return to the Côte d’Azur regardless of Galtier’s links to PSG.