PSG Look To Stop City’s Attempt To Sign Mbappe But Guardiola Could Be Key

PSG Look To Stop City’s Attempt To Sign Mbappe But Guardiola Could Be Key

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is keen on working under Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, according to El Pais.

The pair have had a good relationship since City tried to sign the striker from Monaco in 2017, the Spanish publication reports, but despite snubbing him then, Mbappe still sees working under the Spaniard as one of his priorities before the end of his career.

Mbappe’s current deal at PSG expires in 2022, and the Ligue One champions worry that the forward may force through a move to the Etihad next summer when he has just one year left on his contract.

However, the French club side are also concerned about Financial Fair Play rules, To finance an extension,  they are willing to sell Neymar, with Barcelona keen to take the player off their hands.

The Brazilian currently earns a massive €40m a year, and PSG want to use those resources in order to offer a three-year contract extension to Mbappe, which would be worth a staggering €50m a season.

As things stand, though, the French ace has stayed quiet on his future with City having made indirect contact to indicate they are interested if he is available.