PSG forward Kylian Mbappe has been eyed by Pep Guardiola as Manchester City’s number one transfer target this summer, according to reports.
Goal report that City are desperate to bolster their front-line ahead of next season, and Mbappe is top of the wishlist.
Mbappe joined PSG last summer, and has since gone from strength to strength at the Stade de France.
The Frenchman has hit 23 goals and provided 11 assists in his debut season with the Parisian’s, forming deadly partnerships with both Neymar and Edinson Cavani to help Unai Emery’s side stroll to the Ligue 1 title.
While PSG are keen to hold on to Mbappe however, their hand may be forced by UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.
Having spent £200 million on Brazilian Neymar, plus nearly £160 million across two years on Mbappe, it is becoming increasingly likely the French side will have to offload one of the pair to avoid punishment by UEFA.
And Manchester City are one of only a handful of clubs who would be able to meet PSG’s valuation of the forward, as well as Mbappe’s hefty wage bill.
Should he choose to stay in France however, City will instead move for Bayer Leverkusen youngster Leon Bailey, who has also attracted attention from Chelsea with his promising performances this season in Germany.