PSG will abide by Financial Fair Play rules, says Blanc

The coach admits the Ligue 1 champions are being scuppered in the transfer market by the regulations after they agreed a deal to sign Serge Aurier on loan

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has reiterated that the Ligue 1 champions are taking Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules seriously, admitting the club are restricted in their ambitions this summer.

Uefa imposed sanctions on the French side earlier this year after finding them guilty of a breach of FFP regulations, meaning their spending powers have been curtailed for the current transfer window.

That did not stop PSG splashing out €50 million on David Luiz, however, while Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria has also been linked with a move to the French champions.

Blanc, however, insists his side - who completed the signing of Serge Aurier this week - are sticking to the guidelines.

"We do not do what we want, you know as well as me. If you are told that this is the formula, it is there for a reason," Blanc said.

"Financial fair play will bother us, we have already felt the discomfort but it did not prevent us from recruiting two key players, Serge Aurier and David Luiz.

"But it is true that we cannot do what we want, we knew that."

Aurier was signed on an initial loan deal from Toulouse, with PSG retaining an option to buy the Cote d'Ivoire international on a permanent deal in future.

And Blanc admits he is delighted to have acquired the 21-year-old in a deal which will do little to incur further problems with FFP.

"It gives us pleasure, we have the opportunity to bring him to Paris so we are very happy to have him with us," he said.

"He is a young boy with a great potential and good margin for progression.

"I hope that he will grow and become an important element for the future of the club."