Mbappe has made headlines this week as it was revealed that he does not wish to extend his contract with PSG beyond 2024.
The World Cup winner was on the verge of joining Real Madrid, and his contract situation suggests that PSG might transfer him for a large price this summer.
The 24-year-old scored 41 goals and had ten assists in 43 appearances for PSG in 2022/23, and he has been extensively linked with a move to the Premier League.
On Tuesday afternoon, it was reported that Sheikh Jassim, who is attempting to buy Manchester United from the Glazer family, is planning a move for Mbappe because the Frenchman ‘belongs at United’.
According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Premier League clubs have “held a historical interest in Mbappe,” but Liverpool and Chelsea will not pursue him this summer.
‘Al-Khelaifi will not accept any games, even though Mbappe is highly regarded and PSG wants him to stay. ‘If necessary, PSG will sell,’ Jacobs wrote for Caught Offside.
‘Real have already decided to spend a lot of money on Jude Bellingham. The initial fee is €103 million. Adding Mbappe this summer would be a significant investment. The worst-case scenario for PSG is that Mbappe rejects all offers and returns to Real Madrid in 2024.
‘There have historically been Premier League suitors interested in Mbappe, but my sense is that Chelsea and Liverpool will not enter the race this summer.’
Meanwhile, the Spanish newspaper Nacional claims that ‘Man City’s plan would be to offer PSG 180 million euros to take their great star.’ Ligue 1 giants ‘would be willing’ to let him go for this sum.
This “operation could do a lot of damage” to Real Madrid, who “have never given up hope of signing him.” Man United are also said to be interested, so Mbappe must make a decision.
Earlier this year, Manchester United icon Rio Ferdinand urged Mbappe to join the club.
“I believe he needs to play in a more competitive league to advance to the next level.” “I think as much as he’s been great for PSG and they’ve been great for him, he’ll want to win the Champions League and I don’t see that happening there,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
“[He should go to] Manchester United!” The Premier competition is without a doubt the best, most entertaining, and most competitive competition in the world.
“I’d love to see him come here, but if he comes to England, he should come to Manchester United!”