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Manchester City transfer news: Pep Guardiola ‘plotting £200million January bid for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe’


Manchester City are considering making a world record bid for Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe when the transfer window reopens in January, according to reports.

PSG could be forced to sell the teenage World Cup winner just six months after he was permanently signed by the club due to a Financial Fair Play probe.

Mbappe is widely regarded as a future Ballon d’Or winner

UEFA announced last month that they are reopening their investigation into Paris’ finances having previously, in June, cleared the club of any wrongdoing.

If the investigation proves PSG have broken FFP rules they could have to sell their star players, including Mbappe, and Man City are ready to take advantage.

The Sun say Pep Guardiola, the City coach, is ready to submit a bid worth £200million for the 19-year-old in January, a fee that would make Mbappe the most expensive player in world football, surpassing the £198million PSG paid for Neymar in 2017.


To complete any deal, City would have to sell themselves to comply with FFP rules, and the report states Raheem Sterling is the favourite to be sacrificed.

Sterling, the England winger, has failed to agree a new contract with City with his existing deal expiring at the end of 2019/20.

Sterling could be sacrificed so City can buy Mbappe

Mbappe, who originally joined PSG on loan last summer before penning permanent terms earlier this year, has scored five goals in five games this season.

He’s netted 26 times in all for the Parc des Princes club, and has scored nine goals for France, including four at this summer’s World Cup.

 

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