PSG Close To Reach Deal With AS Monaco Over Kylian Mbappe

Angelica Greene
August 11, 2017

Mbappe is understandably one of Europe's hottest properties and has been linked with an array of Europe's biggest clubs this summer after a breakout season, in which he scored 15 league goals for Monaco and reached the Champions League semi finals.

But, according to Marca, it is PSG who have won the race to sign the youngster, agreeing a "deal in principle" to sign the forward for €180 million (£163m), of which £18m is bonuses.

They have already captured the £198m signing of Neymar and the free transfer of Dani Alves, and are also looking to seal the signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak in addition to the aforementioned pair of Fabinho and Mbappe.

Marca on Thursday evening reported that while Mbappe's personal preference was to play for Real Madrid but PSG offer was too good to be refused and the 18-year old French forward chose to snub Madrid. And based on recent reports, he could stay in the Ligue 1 in the near future.

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Yet, there is set to be a knock-on effect, particularly at Liverpool . "He's the best defensive central midfielder in the world". The danger for Chelsea is that the harmonious atmosphere re-established by Conte after Mourinho's bitter departure is eroded.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho had been targeting the 23-year-old for a while, having managed the Brazilian utility man whilst at Real Madrid, although he looks set to miss out to PSG.

PSG had been linked with a €180 million approach for the France global, but have now denied they will make an official bid due to Financial Fair Play restrictions.

The move will be a further blow to Monaco who have been asset stripped this summer, losing Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko and now, seemingly, Mbappe.

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