PSG play down transfer talk
PSG coach Antoine Kombouare is confident Guillaume Hoarau and Stephane Sessegnon will stay at the club.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 10/08/10 3:30pm
Paris St Germain coach Antoine Kombouare is confident Guillaume Hoarau and Stephane Sessegnon will stay at the club.
The capital giants continue to see their efforts to reclaim a standing towards the top of French football undermined by distracting transfer talk.
Among those often reported to be heading towards the exit is Hoarau, with the highly-rated frontman said to be attracting interest from Germany.
Benin international Sessegnon is another to have dominated the gossip columns, with a potential switch to the Premier League widely touted.
PSG are reluctant to part with either player, though, and Kombouare is hoping both can be persuaded to stay put.
"Guillaume has been attracted by an offer from Schalke," he told L'Equipe.
"But, for me, he has to stay. Only if a club comes in with €20million (£16.7m) would we consider a sale.
"On Stephane, considering the season he had last year, I don't think he will want to leave.
"Both players extended their contracts last summer and, considering how last season went, they owe something to the club.
"We will talk about this again in six months, or next summer."
Meanwhile, Mevlut Erdinc has committed his future to PSG amid reports he too could be heading for the exits.
Newcastle and Werder Bremen are believed to have been monitoring the Turkish striker's situation in France, but he insists he is more than happy in Paris.
"I am convinced that I can do well at this club," he said.
"People can say what they want, but PSG remain a big club. When I signed last year we wanted to get into the top five and that ambition remains the same.
"The fact that some clubs have looked at me recently has distracted me slightly, but I know chairman Robin Leproux has big ambitions for PSG and I want to be part of that project."