Shoya Nakajima is on the move - but it's far from straightforward
Shoya Nakajima is expected to be leaving Portuguese side Portimonense for a huge €35million this window - but the transfer may be more complicated than it initially appears.
Japanese international Nakajima, who missed the Asian Cup due to injury, is set to join Qatari outfit Al Duhail, a move which can be made official by the end of the week.
It would see Nakajima link up with Jose Mourinho's former assistant manager Rui Faria, the Portuguese coach now manager of the Qatari side and undoubtedly fully aware of all the buzz surrounding the Japanese forward.
The move would come as a surprise and disappointment to many in Europe though, who would have felt that Nakajima had a lot to offer the European game.
Nakajima was even heavily linked with a move to the English Premier League, with both Southampton and Wolves believed to have been considering a move for the Japanese winger.
However, that's not the end of the story.
Indeed, AS report that Nakajima's move out of the continent may be a cunning ploy by French giants PSG, who are looking to find a way to get round financial fair play difficulties.
The Spanish publication report that Nakajima would stay in Qatar for the rest of this season, before then joining PSG for a much smaller fee in the summer.
It would see Portimonense get their money, PSG get their man, and prevent any breach of FFP.
The loophole is made possible by the fact that the owner of PSG I also the owner of the Qatari outfit.