Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly in talks with French Champions AS Monaco to bring in one of their superstars, Kylian Mbappe, over a season-long loan deal, with the option to buy the striker next summer.
PSG have already spent a world-record £200 million to bring Neymar to France, and thus, a loan move for Mbappe this season would help the French side comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
According to the report from Sky Sports, PSG are understood to offer Lucas Moura in a swap deal with the Ligue 1 Champions. However, it was claimed that the two heavyweights are “far from an agreement at this stage.”
The £128 million deal involving the French wonderkid and the speedy Brazilian winger is yet to be finalized, as Monaco appear to be adamant to hold onto their star player, especially after having sold many of their top men.
Mbappe, who has been on the radar of Europe’s elite clubs, including the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, and European champions Real Madrid, is currently the hottest property in world football.
It was also reported by Sky that Monaco want their prized asset to sign a new contract with them, after Mbappe helped the club regain the French title last season. The 18-year-old scored 26 goals and bagged 8 assists in Monaco’s brilliant campaign last time around.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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