Reports Claim Mbappe Is Set For PSG Move
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery is refusing to be drawn on rumours about a move to the French club for Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe.
Speculation over the future of the 18-year-old is suggesting that he is on the verge of a move to the French capital. A €180million (£162million) transfer fee is said to have been agreed. Of that figure, €160million (£144million) is payable now with a further €20million (£18million)
But speaking at a press conference ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 clash with Guingamp on Sunday, Emery denied that a deal is on the cards.
“First, we must live every moment,” said the Spaniard. “We are going to make the game of Sunday with the players who are here, the players who have been preparing for it.
“Mbappe? He is a Monaco player. I do not know what will happen in the next few days but today he is a player of Monaco.”
French newspaper L’Equipe believes that a deal will be done in which Mbappe will be paid €18million a year by PSG. That’s the equivalent of £315,000 a week although it’s well short of the €30million a year earned by new signing Neymar.
Mbappe is reported to have told the two other clubs interested in signing him – Real Madrid and Manchester City – of his decision.
But if the France international does move to PSG it will trigger the sale of €90million (£81million) worth of players in order to remain within Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules. Blaise Matuidi, Serge Aurier, and Angel Di Maria are favourites to be jettisoned. However, a €180million move for Mbappe will take their summer spending to just over €400million with player sales bringing that figure down to around €310million.
Meanwhile, the French Football Federation have confirmed that Neymar’s registration has officially been transferred from Barcelona to PSG. It means the Brazilian could feature in Sunday’s game with Guingamp.