Manchester City and Real Madrid are on red alert with Paris Saint-Germain at serious risk of facing Financial Fair Play sanctions from UEFA, which would force them to sacrifice one of their biggest names.
And according to Duncan Castles in The Sunday Times, the Parisiens have decided it will be Kylian Mbappé and not Neymar who will be sold if they are forced to limit their wage bill and transfer spend.
Neymar has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, while revealing that he “really wants to work” with Pep Guardiola, but the world’s most expensive football is the poster boy of the PSG brand and they are desperate to hold on to him.
With the Ligue 1 champions facing another round of sanctions from UEFA for failing FFP tests, it could therefore be €180million teenager Mbappé who makes way, and it is reported that both Manchester City and Real Madrid are monitoring the situation.
Mbappé has been a goal for City in the past two summers, with an attempt made to sign him in 2016 when he was little known, and then again last year, before he joined PSG on Monaco on an initial loan with an obligation to buy him.
Sam Lee of Goal recently reported that while City will end their main transfer business with the signing of an attacker, poised to be Riyad Mahrez of Leicester, and holding midfield, with talks ongoing for Napoli’s Jorginho, they would move for a marquee signing if either Mbappé or Hazard became available.
Though any negotiations between Qatari-owned PSG and Abu Dhabi-owned City are complex due to disputes between the two Arab nations, City may have a chance to finally land Kylian Mbappé this year – though would face fierce competition from European champions Real Madrid.
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