Manuel Ugarte to sign PSG five-year PSG contract today

Fabrizio Romano and L’Équipe’s Loïc Tanzi have revealed that Manuel Ugarte (22) will sign a five-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain today. 

Foot Mercato and L’Équipe reported earlier today that PSG had beaten Chelsea in the race to sign the Sporting midfielder. Chelsea had begun talks during the transfer negotiations over purcasing a minority stake in Sporting through Clearlake in a bid to convince the Portuguese club to encourage the Uruguayan international to join the West London club over Les Parisiens. However, that tactic looks to have failed. 

Romano is reporting that Ugarte is already in Paris and is set to undergo a medical ahead of signing a contract, which will be signed today. Tanzi specifies that the Uruguayan will sign a five-year deal with the recently crowned Ligue 1 champions. Whilst Ugarte’s arrival at the Parc des Princes is set to be imminently confirmed, PSG are also closing in on the free transfer of Marco Asensio, whose Real Madrid contract expired at the end of the season. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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