PSG eye Pedretti and Essien
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The capital club are busy making plans for next term, knowing they could have a cash injection if they sell Ronaldinho, who is wanted by Manchester United.
Halilhodzic is an admirer of Sochaux captain Pedretti but faces competition from Lyon and Marseille.
The fact that PSG will not be involved in the Champions League next term may count against them, but young French international Pedretti might be persuaded to head for Paris.
Another player being closely monitored is Bastia midfielder Essien, who has also been watched by Liverpool and Everton.
Everton boss David Moyes has confirmed his interest in Essien saying : "He is a player we are interested in though I do think transfer activity will be quiet."
A switch to The Premiership may be the favoured option for the Ghanaian, who is valued in the é¼7 million bracket by his Corsican club.
Lyon are also jostling for the powerhouse's signature, and he is not short of options.
PSG are in the market for a striker too but have been scared off making a move for Bordeaux ace Pauleta after hearing of his demands for a three-year contract on a substantial salary.