Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is starting to worry over their lack of progress in the transfer window given the club’s recent injury blows.
The Ligue 1 champions have sustained heavy losses this month in star duo Neymar and Marco Verratti.
The pair are doubts for next month’s first leg against Manchester United at Old Trafford in their last-16 stage Champions League clash.
Currently, it remains unclear just how long Neymar will be sidelined for after sustaining a new metatarsal injury in PSG’s 2-0 Coupe de France win over Strasbourg last Wednesday.
While Verratti is also doubtful due to an ankle injury and, with Adrien Rabiot suspended from the team, PSG are lacking options in the midfield.
Due to this, Napoli midfielder Allan and Zenit star Leandro Paredes have both linked with transfers to the French capital.
Speaking after PSG’s 4-1 win over Rennes on Sunday, however, a clearly frustrated Tuchel urged the club board to get a move on with the transfers.
“We’re waiting for him [Paredes],” said Tuchel, according to SportsMax.
“I am told it is settled but here is not there. I’m worried. We need players!
“Maybe even an offensive player since Neymar is injured. We are waiting for Leandro but he is not here.”
“It was already like this last summer but it is more serious with the wounds of Verratti and Neymar.
“We cannot do a miracle. There are missing players in the middle. It’s January 27! It’s almost finished.”
He added: “What can I say? We have goals in this club,”
“To reach it, to have ambition in the club and for my players, we must recruit players.”
Edinson Cavani struck twice to send PSG on their way to a 4-1 win against Rennes with Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe being the other scorers on Sunday.
The Parisians remain 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 from Lille OSC and will take a trip to Lyon for their next match this Sunday.