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Paris Saint-Germain contact Napoli for Faouzi Ghoulam

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The French champions apparently want Ghoulam to replace the departed Lucas Digne.

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Paris Saint-Germain always like to make changes, even when they're not necessarily needed. That's just how they roll. Sometimes, though, those changes leave a valuable player struggling for playing time and unhappy. That's what happened to Lucas Digne, who looks set to leave PSG this summer, either to Roma or to Liverpool.

Why does that matter to Napoli? Well, apparently they want to replace Digne with Faouzi Ghoulam, and have already contacted Napoli to see about making that happen. There were already rumors of PSG interest earlier this summer, and now it seems much more concrete.

Such a move makes sense for PSG -- Ghoulam's very familiar with Ligue 1, having spent his whole career there with Saint-Etienne before moving to Napoli 18 months ago. He's also gotten markedly better since moving to Napoli, good enough to get onto PSG's radar, as well as rumored interest from several Premier League clubs in England as well.

It's been previously reported that Ghoulam could be available for around €15 million, which would be a tidy profit on the €5 million they paid for him -- but it still feels like they could do better. Regardless, it would be a big loss for Napoli to give up Ghoulam -- he's wonderfully talented, and looks like he's going to keep getting better. They've got Ivan Strinic, who is a very good left back himself, but Ghoulam's better and it always hurts to lose that kind of quality.

Still, Napoli can make good use of that fee in a summer that they need to do a lot of tweaking and adjusting of their side in. Selling him would increase the already-existent need for Napoli to sign another fullback because hey depth is a thing, but the money can also help reinforce the squad elsewhere if needed.

That said -- hopefully Napoli keep him. They're better with Ghoulam than without him.