With River Plate's Lucas Alario -- the preferred option of Paris Saint-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert -- unavailable until the summer, the French champions are being forced to look elsewhere for a striker to play backup to Edinson Cavani.
The Ligue 1 giants have turned their sights to the Premier League for a number of options but with the January transfer window notoriously difficult to find good value for money, pickings are slim for the Dutchman.
PSG ground out a 1-0 win away at Rennes thanks to Julian Draxler's sublime first half finish.
Before the match, the most important thing for Unai Emery's men was to get back to winning ways away from home and they did just that. Although it was not as convincing as the 7-0 pummelling dished out to Bastia in the Coupe de France, it was good enough and puts AS Monaco and OGC Nice under a bit of early pressure.
On top of the three points, PSG came away with a clean sheet -- their first shutout...
After a 7-0 demolition of Bastia in the Coupe de France round of 64 and a 2-0 win over Metz in the Coupe de la Ligue quarterfinals, Paris Saint-Germain have started 2017 positively and look like they mean business.
Also taking into account the 5-0 thumping of FC Lorient at home in Ligue 1 at the end of 2016, the French champions have scored 14 goals in their last three matches without reply.
That is great and this upturn in form has given previously beleaguered coach Unai Emery a big boost but...
The England international's form over the past year in many ways epitomises the positive effect manager Jurgen Klopp has had at Anfield. The 28-year-old previously also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain.
ESPN FC's club correspondents have had their say on the latest transfer rumours regarding Lallana.
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper.
Here are today's top five emerging whispers.
Tom Cleverley to Watford
Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley is set to join Watford on a loan deal with a view to a permanent one in the summer. The 27-year-old had a successful spell on loan with the Hornets during the the 2009-10 season when...