Real Madrid Linked With Neymar, Mbappe

Neymar Could Be Subject Of A Bid

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Real Madrid are eyeing up a move for one of Paris Saint-Germain’s two star players Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

The French champions are under investigation by Uefa over possible breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations. The probe began in the summer and some in Spain were speculating over a decision even before the summer transfer closed for Spanish clubs at the end of August. But there has been no decision yet with Uefa’s auditors paying particularly close attention to sponsorship deals and loans from a Qatari bank.

Should PSG be found guilty of breaching Uefa rules then they may be forced to sell players. There is even the possibility of them being excluded from the Champions League although AC Milan appeared to set a precedent earlier this year of successfully appealing against a total ban. Milan took their case to the Court Of Arbitration For Sport who decided that a European ban was disproportionate and reinstated the Serie A side into this season’s Europa League.

Neymar and Mbappe are the two players most likely to be sold with Real Madrid interested in either.

The smart money has always been on a move for Neymar who moved to PSG from Barcelona after the Ligue 1 outfit handed over his €222million release fee in the summer of 2017. Rumours soon began to circulate that he was unhappy in Paris and he was immediately linked with interest from Real – but not until the summer of 2017.

Mbappe followed soon after Neymar on a season-long loan from PSG’s Ligue 1 rivals Monaco. The loan move became permanent last summer when PSG paid €180million. But the teenager is regarded as a better long-term prospect than Neymar and if push comes to shove then PSG would much rather part with the Brazilian.