According to German newspaper Kicker, PSV Eindhoven are in the race to sign Japanese midfielder Takashi Usami.

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usami psvThe 23-year-old currently play’s for Japanese side Gamba Osaka, but has enjoyed loan spells in Europe with German side’s Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich.

Kicker is now reporting that Japanese sources have told them that Usami could be on his way out of Gamba Osaka in January, and PSV Eindhoven could be a possible destination. Phillip Cocu’s side would face competition from Stuttgart and Marseille, but the offer of Champions league football would boos their chances.

The rumour goes against recent comments from PSV director Marcel Brands, who claimed the club would not be making any signings during the January transfer window.

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