Paris Saint-Germain are in talks with Monaco over Kylian Mbappé a €140m (£128m) move that would see the 18-year-old join initially on loan in a bid to avoid financial fair play sanctions from Uefa after the £198m transfer of Neymar. The Brazil forward Lucas Moura would also move to Monaco as part of the deal.
PSG signed Neymar in a world-record £200m transfer from Barcelona earlier this month and must comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. It is believed a loan move for Mbappe this season would assist the French club in meeting UEFA requirements
As relayed in the piece, Sky in Italy has suggested the potential deal involving the youngster and Moura is worth around £128 million.
Per Swanson, Mbappe has been linked with a summer switch to PSG after his stunning breakthrough season. Scouted Football broke down what was a remarkable 2016-17 campaign, which culminated in Monaco winning the Ligue 1 title:
Skysport report that, Mbappe has been the subject of intense transfer speculation all summer, with interest from a string of top clubs including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.
But Monaco said last month there would be “no more departures” from the Ligue 1 champions after an exodus of top stars and further interest in Thomas Lemar, Djibril Sidibe and midfielder Fabinho.
They also denied they had received a world record £161m offer from Real for the 18-year-old Mbappe, who has shot to the top of world football in a single season.
Mbappe scored 26 goals and added eight assists last season as Monaco were crowned champions and advanced to the last four of the Champions League.
And Monaco have said they want him to sign a new contract, with talks having been held over fresh terms
Mbappé has attracted the attention of most of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Real Madrid confident they had secured a deal to sign him last month. It is understood the player and his father have made it clear PSG is their preferred destination given concerns over how often he would play at the Santiago Bernabéu with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema all vying for starting spots.
With PSG under pressure to balance the books after the world-record purchase of Neymar, they are believed to have requested a deal for Mbappé that would see them pay a small percentage of the transfer fee this year, with the balance due next summer.
The Brazil midfielder Fabinho is also understood to have told Monaco he wants to move to Paris, with a deal worth an additional £40m being discussed.