David Luiz, Pogba, Pirlo and Pedro top Thiago Motta's PSG wishlist

The midfielder has named a number of Europe's top players - including Giorgio Chiellini and Miralem Pjanic - whom he hopes to see at Parc des Princes next season
Thiago Motta has named David Luiz, Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo and Pedro at the top of a list of stars he would welcome to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The Ligue 1 leaders have long been linked with a potential swoop for Juventus midfielder Pogba, while Roma star Miralem Pjanic has also reportedly caught their attention this season.

Motta believes both players - along with a host of others - would be significant boosts to Laurent Blanc's side next season, particularly in the Champions League, where the Italy international believes they suffered from a lack of mental strength after their away-goals defeat to Chelsea.

"I'd like to see David Luiz, [Giorgio] Chiellini, Pirlo, Pogba, Pjanic and Pedro join PSG to strengthen us both mentally and technically," the 31-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"We could do better in the Champions League [if we sign these players]. Chelsea seemed more prepared, both physically and mentally."

Motta, who was born in Brazil, believes he made the right decision by choosing to represent Italy at international level as he prepares for the World Cup this summer.

"In the end I moved away from Brazil 16 years ago and have always played in Europe," the midfielder added.

"I have no regrets about chosing Italy because I am going to Brazil with the likes of Pirlo and [Gianluigi] Buffon who have already won the World Cup.

"At the World Cup Italy must impose their own personality. We must work together.

"[Mario] Balotelli should not take unnecessary risks. Neither can [Lionel] Messi, for example, win a World Cup alone. The most important factor is the team, the whole 23-man squad."