PSG consider buying Stade de France as Qatari owners eye ‘better stadium’ with French government keen to sell

FRENCH giants Paris Saint-Germain could reportedly move across town to the 80,000 seater Stade de France.

The Ligue 1 outfit currently play at the 48,000 capacity Parc des Princes.

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But PSG’s Qatari owners are eyeing an upgrade.

They are keen on a £430million renovation of the Parc des Princes, according to CBS, but the stadium is owned by the City Council of Paris.

PSG want to make it a 60,000 seater arena, but will not do so unless they own the stadium.

The Council are claimed to be quoting PSG four times above market value to become owners of the stadium.

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PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi declared to Bloomberg: “Paris deserves a better stadium.”

Al-Khelaifi claimed the Council of Paris are pushing the club to move, with the Stade de France thought to be a potential option.

That stadium is owned by the French government, who are believed to be looking at selling the arena.

There are also claimed to be two sites where a new stadium could be built.


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Al-Khelaifi added: “My first option is we don’t move. But the city of Paris is pushing us to move.”

He admitted: “We’ve spent 70 million euros (£60m) upgrading the Parc des Princes but it’s not our stadium.”

The Stade de France is currently used by the French national football and rugby teams.

Part of the reason for a stadium expansion or move is to protect PSG from Uefa’s financial fair play rules.

Les Parisiens were fined earlier this year for overspending.

A stadium with a capacity higher than 48,000 would allow the club to bring in more revenue.

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