Real Madrid’s late move for Kylian Mbappe might have an impact on summer plans in both Paris and Manchester.
Los Blancos made their first formal offer believed to be in the region of €160m for the France international this week. Paris Saint-Germain wasted no time in rebuffing Real’s proposal, but are open to letting their superstar go if their terms are met.
The 22-year-old hasn’t left many options for the Ligue 1 giants, rejecting multiple contract offers to extend his stay at the French capital, despite the arrival of Lionel Messi.
Now it appears as if the ball is in Florentino Perez’ court whether the Real president decides to increase the bid and convince the French powerhouse to let go off Mbappe or not.
Further, Man Utd may also monitor the situation from the sidelines. This is due to the likelihood that PSG could look to sign Paul Pogba if Mbappe departs.
Pogba’s contract situation is no different to his national teammate, with the English outfit risking losing him for nothing if they fail to convince him to sign a new contract. As such, PSG’s pursuit of Pogba could leave the Premier League side in a tricky position in the final days of the transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already lacks quality numbers in midfield, and Pogba’s exit will further limit his options. United, up until now, haven’t shown any desperation to sign a new midfielder, but plans are bound to change quickly based on the outcome of negotiations between PSG and Real.