Big summer spenders Paris Saint-Germain are preparing for another dip into the transfer market in January and are eyeing up a winter swoop for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, according to Paris United.
The Parisians laid out some serious money during the most recent transfer window, capturing the world's most expensive player, Neymar, for €222m (£200m) as well as adding current loanee Kylian Mbappe to their side, who will become a permanent player at the end of the season.
With the pair joining up alongside seasoned talisman Edinson Cavani, PSG have been an almost unstoppable force in front of goal in the league so far this campaign, netting 43 goals in 13 games, eight more than any other side.
However, according to the report, the Qatari-based owners are now set to turn their attention to finding a long-term replacement for Thiago Motta, who is entering the twilight years of his career.
Chelsea's N'Golo Kante has been linked as a possible successor to the 35-year-old, but boss Unai Emery now sees Dortmund youngster Weigl also as a potential option and the Ligue 1 leaders are lining up a January bid.
It is thought the widely-known tough negotiators of the Bundesliga outfit are willing to hold out for around €50m (£44.6m) in order to allow the 1860 Munich academy graduate to leave the Signal Iduna Park, but may be open to a swap deal involving goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
The Paris custodian has seen his regular first XI spot taken away from him since the emergence of up and coming shot stopper Alphonse Areola, featuring only once this calendar year in his side's 7-0 Coupe de France victory over SC Bastia in January.
It is thought that a possible deal including the German goalkeeper could well persuade Dortmund to allow their rising star to leave in just under two months time.