PSG 'forced to sell 8 players to avoid Champions League expulsion'

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) was reportedly told to sell eight players or face expulsion from the Champions League.

Spanish outlet El Pais claim Uefa acted after complaints from Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich among others that PSG had broken FFP regulations.

According to, following the pressure from UEFA, club owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi was forced to react and immediately contacted the agents of eight players who were deemed as transferable by the French side which caused obvious tension amongst Unai Emery's squad.

PSG general manager Jean-Claude Blanc moved quickly and withing 48 hours Di María, Javier Pastore, Blaise Matuidi, Lucas Moura, Julian Draxler, Hatem Ben Arfa, Serge Aurier and Thiago Silva were on the transfer market with just two actually exiting the Parisian side

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