It looks ever so likely that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be playing in the Premier League next season. However, Paris Saint-Germain really have their work cut out to replace the man who has become the club's all-time top goalscorer in three years.
There’s no doubt the PSG owners will spend big again this summer as they need someone to fill the boots of Ibrahimovic, who has scored 113 goals in just 122 games.
So with that in mind, it's time for Laurent Blanc to turn his attentions to strikers he could sign to possibly replace the outgoing Swede.
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Here are five players that Blanc should consider looking at to fill the void left by the Swedish captain.
Antoine Griezmann - Atletico Madrid
The French striker has become a massive hit in Spain after impressing for Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad.
He has been vital in Atletico’s route to the Champions League final after scoring seven goals in 12 games, including a priceless away goal against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals.
There are reports that Griezmann is listening to offers from other clubs despite Atletico saying he’s not for sale, but there’s no doubt Blanc will be keen to take the striker back to France.
Diego Costa - Chelsea
The feisty Spanish forward might be looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer after a poor season.
He was left out of Spain's Euro 2016 squad, but a move to PSG might be a way for him to force his way back into the side.
The 27-year-old started his Chelsea career on fire as he helped the Blues to the title after scoring 20 goals in the league.
However, it seems that this year Costa’s career has stalled and he could be looking for a new adventure as Chelsea look to start a new era with the appointment of Antonio Conte.
If PSG are looking for a goalscorer, then Costa may be the man for them, as long as they can control his temper.
It has been confirmed Romelu Lukaku wants to leave Everton this summer and PSG could be in line to take the Belgian striker to the Parc de Prince next season.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed his best year in the Premier League to date, after scoring 23 goals for Everton. The Toffees haven’t had the greatest of campaigns and it looks like it has given Lukaku no option but to leave.
The striker’s Dad has said he could see his son moving to either Manchester United or Bayern Munich, but it would not be a surprise if he joins PSG this year.
The man who replaced Edinson Cavani at the Stadio San Paolo could be moving to join the Uruguayan in Paris.
Gonzalo Higuain broke Gunnar Nordahl's goal scoring record in Serie A, after netting 36 goals in 35 league games. He has become one of the best forwards in the world and could be looking to add trophies to all the goals he has scored for Napoli over the years.
The Argentinian has already been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal, but he could be the perfect replacement for Ibrahimovic.
It could be time for Edinson Cavani to take centre stage at the Parc de Prince as Ibrahimovic departs.
The Uruguayan has been in the shadow of the big Swede since joining from Napoli and now he has the best opportunity to be the main man for Blanc.
For the majority of his time at PSG, he has been used in a wide position which does not suit Cavani. However, he has already scored over 50 goals for them and that could increase very quickly if he is given the striking role.
It seems very unlikely the PSG owners will not spend big money on a striker this summer, especially after seeing their side make an impact in the Champions League in recent years.
No matter who is brought in to replace Zlatan, it’s going to be a big task for them to emulate the success he gave them. Nevertheless, it is going to be a busy summer for the Paris side.
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