Paris Saint-Germain owners have ‘informed’ Kylian Mbappe of their plan to sell him to Manchester United if Sheikh Jassim’s takeover bid is successful, according to reports.
Mbappe began his yearly summer transfer saga on Monday, sending an email to PSG informing them of his desire to not activate a 12-month extension.
The Frenchman’s current contract runs out in 2024, meaning the Ligue 1 team must sell the player this summer or lose him for nothing next year.
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Sheikh Jassim is believed to have Mbappe earmarked as the marquee signing of his debut window, should he be successful in buying 100 per cent of United from the Glazer family.
And links to Qatar have already led to speculation regarding the banker’s relationship with PSG owners Qatari Sports Investments (QSI).
According to El Pais, people involved with the French club’s owners plan to use those links to hand Man United the opportunity to sign Mbappe – as long as Sheikh Jassim is the new owner.
The report adds they have informed Mbappe of the plans, and the France international finds the proposal ‘interesting’.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s pursuit of Declan Rice looks set to end with the Guardian claiming Arsenal are closing in on a deal for the West Ham skipper.
The Red Devils were eyeing Rice as a big-money midfield option, with Erik ten Hag keen to add quality in that area of the pitch.
The England midfielder has long been set to leave the Hammers, conceding during the World Cup that he wanted to compete for big trophies and in the Champions League.