The French champions have been linked with a number of midfield players in recent months, with Juventus youngster Paul Pogba believed to be their priority target for that position.

However, with the Serie A giants standing firm on their prized asset, PSG have been forced to consider other options in that area, and with Javier Pastore likely to leave the club, manager Laurent Blanc has identified Benfica playmaker Matic as a like-for-like replacement.