Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to offload as many as ten players ahead of the new season.
According to French publication L’Equipe, a whole raft of first-team stars have been left behind as the team heads for a pre-season tour in Japan.
They include former Liverpool man, Gini Wijnaldum, ex-Man United midfielder Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye who used to play for Everton.
Former Fulham loanee goalkeeper Sergio Rico is also on the list, along with Julian Draxler and Layvin Kurzawa.
Argentine striker Mauro Icardi has also been left out, three years on from departing Inter Milan.
The decisions come only a week on from Christophe Galtier being named as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement as manager, agreeing to make the call alongside new director of football Luis Campos and Antero Henrique.
The biggest shock of all on the list is arguably Wijnaldum, who only left Liverpool last summer, moving to Paris as a free agent alongside blockbuster signings Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and Gigi Donnarumma.
Despite the Dutchman continuing to shine as a goalscoring threat for the Netherlands, he only managed 22 starts in Paris, and was booed by the Parc des Princes crowd on multiple occasions.
Also included on the list of absentees are Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, Rafinha, and Abdou Diallo, with Galtier keen to trim his squad down to between 21 to 23 players.
That also includes new recruits, with PSG already securing former Wolves man Vitinha from Porto, and triggering Nuno Mendes’ £35million buyout clause after a season on loan from Sporting CP.
Meanwhile, PSG have already shipped out Angel Di Maria off to Juventus on a free transfer, and continue to be linked to names such as Robert Lewandowski and Manchester City duo Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez.Copyright © 2023 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.