PSG closing on AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe

Isaac Cain
August 11, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of making young French striker Kylian Mbappe the second most expensive footballer of all time.

They have already captured the £198m signing of Neymar and the free transfer of Dani Alves, and are also looking to seal the signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak in addition to the aforementioned pair of Fabinho and Mbappe.

According to reports in Spain and France, PSG are just one step away from signing another European hot shot.

Mbappe has offers from Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and PSG, so it seems clear he won't be playing for AS Monaco much longer.

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Should the deal be finally confirmed, PSG's summer spending will eclipse the £400M mark and with player outgoings only amassing a total of £15M so far, the question of Financial Fair-Play is once again set to come under the spotlight.

Spanish paper Marca on Thursday claimed that PSG had spectacularly outbid all competition and agreed a deal for with Monaco for the 18-year-old striker and could even announce the deal as earlier as next week.

Monaco have been firm on their stance that they wanted to hold on to the teenager but Mbappe's father convinced Monaco to let the youngster leave this summer.

Following four successive Ligue 1 title victories, PSG were left with a bitter taste following Monaco's success previous year, and boss Unai Emery has been backed with a staggeringly large transfer budget to wrestle the crown back.

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