PSG is said to have decided to negotiate Kylian Mbappé in the upcoming transfer window, and the Premier League could be the destination for the star player. The Parisian board was alerted by his decision not to immediately renew his contract.
To avoid the risk of losing him for free, there is a possibility of selling him during this window. According to the English newspaper ‘Daily Mirror’, the main interested party would be Manchester United. The negotiation could be influenced by Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, son of the former Prime Minister of Qatar.
The Arab billionaire is close to buying Manchester United in a deal that is likely to be the largest in sports history, thereby increasing the financial power of the English club. If Mbappé stays in Paris, he will be able to sign a pre-contract with any other team starting from January 2024.
PSG wants to avoid Mbappé leaving for free
His contract with the French club expires at the end of the 2023/24 season. Real Madrid is also in the race for the striker, but according to ‘Bild’ from Germany, they have set a maximum value of €120 million (equivalent to £102 million) for his potential signing.
However, the price for the superstar is likely to be around €180 million (£154 million). At 24 years old, Mbappé was voted the best player in Ligue 1 for the fourth consecutive time. In the last season, he scored 41 goals in 43 games for PSG.
Furthermore, he was the top scorer in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and finished as runner-up in the tournament against Argentina, scoring three goals in the final. If Mbappé is sold, PSG will likely look for a new name in the market to replace their biggest star.
In recent days, the name of English forward Harry Kane has gained momentum as a possible reinforcement for PSG’s attack. According to reports from the French press, the PSG board is very interested in Kane’s name.