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Manchester City set to exploit PSG’s FFP issues with swoop for £167m forward – report

Manchester City are set to make a third attempt to sign French whiz-kid Kylian Mbappé in the summer if Paris Saint-Germain are forced to raise funds after reports that they have failed to meet Financial Fair Play rules.

The 19-year-old is on loan at PSG from Monaco, but they are obligated to buy him for £167million at the end of the season, which could cause major problems if reports are true that the Parisiens have breached FFP rules.

And according to Simon Mullock of the Sunday Mirror, Man City are monitoring the situation and ready to pounce if given any encouragement that PSG must sell the young jewel of French football.

The Blues first tried to sign Mbappé when he had played just a handful of games for Monaco in the summer of 2016, then made another play last summer only for him to move to Paris, his place of birth.

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Pep Guardiola is said to want players of superstar quality, and City have been linked with a move for one of those, Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcântara, this weekend.

Though still a teenager, Mbappé is already a huge international name, and has found the net 17 times across Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season, while also contributing an impressive 11 assists for PSG.

City are known to be in the market for a wide attacker capable of playing through the middle, and Mbappé perfectly fits that profile, although PSG will undoubtedly do everything in their power to prevent selling him after just one year at Parc des Princes.

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