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Kylian Mbappe's move to PSG is being delayed

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Neymar's recent move to PSG has raised serious questions about Financial Fair Play.

Now that last season's Ligue 1 runners-up have Qatari backing, it seems there's no limit to how much they can spend.

The Brazilian's €222million transfer epitomised the craziness of this summer's transfer window, and to make matters worse, the Parisians aren't even finished.

Monaco's Kylian Mbappe has decided he wants to follow Neymar to the Parc des Princes and despite being just 18-years-old, he is not going to come cheap by any means.

The principality club have slapped a £163million price tag on the young striker's head, which unsurprisingly, PSG have no problem coughing up.

However, while this summer's dealings have made a bit of a mockery of Financial Fair Play, the rules haven't been completely discarded, six years on from being formally introduced.

In fact, this explains why after months of speculation, Mbappe is still a Monaco player.

Why haven't PSG made their move? 

According to Le10Sport, PSG must first balance the books by selling some players.

Blaise Matuidi's £18million move to Juventus has started the prcoess, and Serge Aurier, Julian Draxler, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Lucas Moura are the other men Unai Emery is happy to dispose of to ensure the Mbappe deal goes ahead.


Although the forward has set his heart on staying in France and joining Emery's side, he won't kick up a fuss if complications arise and he's prevented from moving.

There have been suggestions that Mbappe is unhappy at Monaco because of the champions' willingness to sell their star players. Benjamin Mendy, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Bernardo Silva have all departed for the Premier League, while they face a further fight to keep hold of Thomas Lemar and Fabinho.

Even so, Mbappe is understood to be grateful to the club for turning him into a star, as it was his 26 goals in all competitions last season that brought him to the attention of Europe's top clubs.

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