Talk that reported Liverpool target Kylian Mbappe can leave PSG is gathering pace, while one Jose Mourinho signing at Tottenham could be heading for the exit door, according to Saturday’s transfer gossip.
MBAPPE TRANSFER TALK HEIGHTENS
Kylian Mbappe is looking increasingly likely to leave PSG in summer 2021, according to reports.
The World Cup winner is contracted to the Ligue 1 giants until 2022 and talks over a renewal have, so far, failed to see an agreement reached.
Should he refuse to sign the new deal in the coming months, the Daily Mail claims Mbappe will be sold in the summer.
And with just 12 months left on his deal, it’s suggested a fee of £160m will be enough to prise the player away.
The player has been strongly linked with Real Madrid in the Spanish press. As such, they are confident Los Blancos will be Mbappe’s next club.
However, the player has regularly hawked his wares to Liverpool. Indeed, he regularly flirts with the Reds over a future move to Anfield.
Whether Liverpool would spent £160m on one player appears unlikely. To do so, it would likely mean the sale of Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane first.
Nonetheless, with Mbappe refusing to sign a new deal, talk of a move away will only gather pace.
PSG’s sporting director Leonardo explained recently: “We’ve started talks on several fronts over the renewal of certain players.
“We have to adapt to the reality of the current economic climate. But we have started discussions over the renewals we have in mind. [Angel] Di Maria, Neymar and Mbappe, as well as [Juan] Bernat and [Julian] Draxler. We are going to intensify these negotiations in the coming days.”
Liverpool, meanwhile, have also been linked with Dayot Upamecano. His prospective signing though has come with a warning from a popular commentator.
GEDSON FERNANDES MAY LEAVE TOTTENHAM
Jose Mourinho has admitted he is open to cutting Gedson Fernandes’ loan spell at Tottenham short. (Daily Express)
Tottenham have been tipped to seal a surprise move to bring Christian Eriksen back to the club. (Daily Express)
Liverpool were already making plans to sign Dayot Upamecano before injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. (Daily Express)
AND MORE GOSSIP
The FA are talking with UEFA for the UK to become solo hosts of the rescheduled Euro 2020 next summer. (Daily Mail)
Barcelona’s Ansu Fati has left hospital five days after undergoing surgery on the knee injury that will keep him out for four months. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal’s beloved mascot Gunnersaurus returned this week – but it is not the man who wore the costume for 27 years. (The Sun)
Neymar has withdrawn from the Brazil squad due to injury and will miss both World Cup qualifiers. (The Sun)