If there’s one club the world is talking about this summer, it’s Paris Saint-Germain.
After losing out to AS Monaco in Ligue 1 last season, the Qatari owners have gone all-out to rectify that this campaign by splashing out a staggering €222 million on signing Neymar from Barcelona, with many still in disbelief that they activated the massive release clause.
Their league campaign couldn’t have started any better following on from their thumping 6-2 victory over Toulouse on Sunday at the Parc des Princes, as it looks like they now have a side which will win silverware and it’s helped by the fact that their rivals have sold some high-profile players this summer.
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Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva have joined Manchester City, Tiemoue Bakayoko has linked up with Antonio Conte at Chelsea while Thomas Lemar continues to be linked with a move to the Premier League.
However, before the whole Neymar saga started, the player everyone was talking about was Kylian Mbappe.
It was thought that the 18-year-old was Real Madrid-bound, which would have put Gareth Bale’s future in question but PSG have now emerged as the strong favourites.
Now, Sky in Italy are reporting that the French giants are continuing their pursuit of Mbappe in such a way that they don’t break UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
Sources have claimed that Les Parisiens are currently in talks with the Ligue 1 champions to sign Mbappe on a one-year loan deal with an agreement to purchase the forward outright next summer for a fee expected to be around £128 million.
Monaco won’t just be getting the £128 million, as the same source believes any Mbappe deal will include Lucas Moura going in the opposite direction – but both PSG and Monaco are far from an agreement at this stage.
Mbappe is apparently not the only Monaco player PSG are targeting either, as they’re claiming that Fabinho is the subject of talks over his own move to the French capital this summer, and won’t be a part of any deal that sees Mbappe heading to Paris.
A whole host of elite clubs have been linked with Mbappe this summer after a breakthrough season at Monaco.
So, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that PSG are trying to act now and are being mindful of UEFA’s regulations, as opposed to waiting until next year where there’s a chance they could miss out.
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