French champions Paris Saint-Germain are planning to offer Adnan Januzaj a route out of Manchester United in January - by signing him on a six-month loan deal.
A host of top clubs are currently vying to secure the Belgium international’s services on a temporary basis - including Everton and David Moyes’ Real Sociedad - but a move to PSG might be a more attractive proposition for the 19-year-old.
News of PSG’s interest comes courtesy of reliable French publication L’Equipe - brought to our attention by Le 10 Sport - who understand that the Ligue 1 outfit will turn to Januzaj if they fail to secure a deal for Wolfsburg winger Kevin de Bruyne.
Blanc a long-term admirer
PSG boss Laurent Blanc, who spent two years with Manchester United at the end of his playing career, is a long-term admirer of Januzaj. It was reported back in February that the oil-rich French club were planning an audacious £40 million bid to sign the talented teenager, whose agent confirmed in May that Januzaj turned down the chance to join PSG back in 2013.
Januzaj instead decided to commit his future to the Red Devils, signing a five-year deal worth £60,000-a-week after bursting onto the scene under Moyes, who remains a huge fan of the youngster despite his second-season struggles.
Januzaj's second-seasons struggle
Current United boss Louis van Gaal has struggled to include Januzaj in his starting line-ups this season, despite handing him the club’s iconic No. 11 shirt following the retirement of Ryan Giggs.
Januzaj has played a total of one minute since Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on November 8, and has failed to register a single goal or assist this season.
A temporary move to PSG will allow Januzaj to get his career back on track, provided Blanc can offer him first-team opportunities.
If he receives such assurances then there’s a good chance that Januzaj will finish the season with a league winners’ medal. While PSG are currently third in the Ligue 1 table, they are still favourites to secure a third successive league title.