PSG have narrowed down their search for a new manager down to two main targets, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.
According to a report in the Guardian, the French side’s President Nasser al-Khelaifi does however remain hopeful that he may still be able to prise Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho or Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino away from their clubs.
PSG have not made a formal contract offer to either Conte or Tuchel, but they have had discussions with each man’s representatives in recent weeks.
Conte impressed during his first season at Stamford Bridge, winning the Premier League title and reaching the FA Cup final.
However, he has found this season more difficult amid a falling out with his club’s board over transfer policy and poor performances on the pitch, with his team looking set to miss out on a place in the top four.
Conte is still highly thought of in the French capital though, and with himself and Chelsea set for a parting of ways soon a move to France may well be a good fit.
Tuchel has been out of work since the end of last season when he quit as Dortmund boss, although he remains one of Europe’s most highly rated young coaches, and he has also been heavily linked with Arsenal recently.
Current PSG boss Unai Emery is expected to leave the Parc De Princes at the end of the season, after his sides disappointing elimination from the Champions League over the last couple of seasons.