Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle's position as a long-term transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain has only been strengthened by Manchester United closing in a British transfer record £59.7 million deal for Angel di Maria, according to French publication Le 10 Sport.
Schurrle is staying put at Stamford Bridge for now and Chelsea have repeatedly gone on record as insisting their vibrant World Cup winner is not for sale, but PSG plan to return with a concrete offer for the 23-year-old once their house is in order in terms of meeting UEFA's strict new Financial Fair Play guidelines.
Schurrle staying put, but for how long?
PSG likely believe they can eventually prise Schurrle away from the Premier League because of extremely tough competition for places in West London, with Jose Mourinho able to call upon the likes of Willian, Eden Hazard and Oscar in advanced attacking positions.
Schurrle is riding the crest of a wave after a terrific World Cup though and has quite surprisingly started both of Chelsea's first two Premier League games so far this season, proving he's an integral part of Mourinho's immediate plans.
The 23-year-old is under contract at Chelsea until 2018 and looks in the kind of form that will ensure he has a big impact in his second season in the Premier League, but if he produces consistently impressive displays expect PSG to be back with a formal offer in the next 12 months.
FFP puts hold on summer spending
PSG have been forced to end their pursuit of Di Maria and curb a recent trend of excessive spending in the last two months thanks to the threat of further sanctions from UEFA in relation FFP regulations.
The defending Ligue 1 champions are restricted to a net transfer spend of roughly £49m in the current window, but spent close to that entire amount to land former Chelsea defender David Luiz before the World Cup even got underway.
High earners such as Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore remain on PSG's wage bill despite being fairly peripheral figures, which all means Laurent Blanc's side are being forced to keep their powder dry in the transfer market, for this week at least.
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