Borussia Dortmund have made contact with Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier, with the German side prepared to offer him the contract he wants to bring him to the Bundesliga.
The 28-year-old is in the final year of his contract at the Ligue 1 club and since the 1 January he has been able to sign a pre-contract agreement with whichever team he wants to join in the summer. He has already turned down an approach from PSG officials to negotiate an extension to his current deal.
And according to Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure, Die Schwarzgelben have already reached out to the former Club Brugge player, promising to offer him a contract that he is satisfied with.
The Belgium international is said to be interested in a new challenge at a major club and would welcome a move to Germany to gain just that.
When asked about his future at the end of the January transfer window, Meunier said, via Goal: “Nothing has changed. Still no news, the management are busy with other players. We will see after February 1, we will sit around the table.”
His arrival would be met with delight from Dortmund boss Lucien Favre, especially from a tactical perspective. The Swiss coach plays with three defenders at the back and regards the right-back as the ideal player to marshal the whole right flank, as he does currently with the Belgian national team.
Should he join the Bundesliga club, he will join compatriots Thorgan Hazard and Axel Witsel in donning the yellow and black colours.
The right-back signed for PSG in the summer of 2016 for €7m and has made more than 120 appearances for the Parisian club. He also currently has 40 caps for his country.
In an ironic twist, Dortmund will next week travel to the French capital to face PSG in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie, but Meunier is suspended for the game and will play no part on Wednesday.
The defender was booked in the first leg and revealed after the match that he 'didn't know' he was under threat from suspension if he picked up a booking in the match.