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PSG ready to sell Kylian Mbappe to Man Utd with Qatar takeover closer

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to sell Kylian Mbappe to Manchester United this summer if the Qatari-backed Sheikh Jassim takeover bid at Old Trafford is successful.

Mbappe will not sign the one-year contract extension in his contract at the club meaning that his deal will expire in 12 months.

The Ligue 1 club’s priority is to ensure he does not leave without a transfer fee, meaning they are ready to cash in on the superstar this summer.

The Frenchman has confirmed that he intends to remain at the club beyond this summer but it is believed that PSG will push for his exit as they are aware that the alternative is missing out on a huge transfer fee entirely.

But, relations between the club and Real Madrid remain strained. That relationship deteriorated during the last saga over Mbappe’s future, when several Madrid record transfer bids were turned down by the French club.

The La Liga giants were certain they would see Mbappe join as a free agent in 2022, but he eventually renewed his contract in Paris.

Last week, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez responded to a question on a move for Mbappe: “Yes. But not this year.”

That statement came just days ahead of Mbappe detailing his future plans and could hasten a possible transfer to this summer, due to Madrid’s needs and the intention of PSG to cash in on the attacker.

Madrid is now focused on signing strikers after Karim Benzema confirmed his departure from the club last week while Eden Hazard, Asensio and Mariano Diaz are all departing as free agents this summer.

But, it is Mbappe who has the balance of power. All the signs are that he will leave Paris this summer and the club’s QSI ownership are, according to El Pais, preparing to sell the striker to Man United – as they would rather deal with Sheikh Jassim, if his takeover bid is successful, than Madrid.

The Red Devils are desperate to sign a striker this summer but have pulled out of a move for Harry Kane, while a move for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is prohibitive due to the price.

While Mbappe would demand a Premier League record fee, relations between the two teams could facilitate a sensational deal.

And Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is reported to have played a key role in Sheikh Jassim’s bid to buy United.


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