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PSG ‘agree personal terms’ with Fabian Ruiz after the Spaniard refuses contract extension at Napoli

PSG ‘agree personal terms’ with Fabian Ruiz after the Spaniard refuses to sign a contract extension at Napoli… but ‘must still meet the Italian side’s valuation’ if they want to sign the midfielder to start end-of-window spree

  • PSG have reportedly agreed personal terms with Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz
  • The 26-year-old has rejected the chance to sign a contract extension in Italy
  • The two sides still need to agree on a fee with one year left on Ruiz’s current deal
  • A fee in the region of £21million could see the Spanish international move

PSG have agreed personal terms with Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to a report.

The French side had reportedly been working on a deal to sign the Spaniard, and, according to L’Equipe, they have now made a big step forward in their quest to bring him to the capital.

Ruiz has rejected a contract extension at Napoli, and, with just one year left on his current deal, it’s likely a move will materialise.

Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz has reportedly agreed personal terms with French side PSG 

The Spaniard played in 32 Serie A matches and scored seven goals last season for Napoli

The Spaniard played in 32 Serie A matches and scored seven goals last season for Napoli

PSG had reportedly been trying to persuade Napoli to lower their asking price for Ruiz with Luis Campos, an advisor at PSG, working hard on a deal for the 26-year-old.

Football Italia suggest that a fee in the region of £21million could see Ruiz move to the French capital, despite Real Madrid’s interest in signing him for free next summer.

Waiting a year was also an option for PSG, but all parties seem keen to complete a deal this summer, with Ruiz not featuring in Napoli’s pre-season game against Espanyol on Saturday.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle – who reportedly had a £42m bid for Ruiz rejected in January – have also been linked with the Spaniard.  

Ruiz (centre) has been a key man for Napoli since joining the club from Real Betis in 2018

Ruiz (centre) has been a key man for Napoli since joining the club from Real Betis in 2018

Ruiz scored seven goals and registered four assists in 32 Serie A appearances last season.

In total, he has played over 150 games for Napoli since joining them from Real Betis in 2018.

He’s also been a regular for Spain since making his debut in 2019.

Operating as a deep-lying playmaker, Ruiz mostly played alongside Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa in a double-pivot or midfield three at Napoli last season.

He played a vital role for Napoli as they finished third in Serie A, but is set on a move away from the club after four years.

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