Mbappe will play, but not for Monaco

Photo: Twitter Kylian Mbappé
Photo: Twitter Kylian Mbappé

Monaco are ready to sell Kylian Mbappe to Ligue 1 archrivals Paris Saint-Germain in a deal that will cost the Parisians €150 million, plus one of their players, according to the reliable L’Equipe sports daily.

The 18-year-old’s future has been the topic of intense speculation throughout the summer, with several clubs reportedly, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, courting him over the past months.

Conversations between PSG and Monaco over the signing of Kylian Mbappe have taken “significant steps forward’ and the only thing missing is for a player from the Parisian side to agree to join Monaco, L’Equipe said.

German international Draxler has already been told he is surplus to requirements despite only joining the club in January, and Di Maria could also be set to leave to make way for Mbappe.

Mbappe will not play against Marseille on Sunday, ASM said. Meanwhile, Mbappe has been selected for the French squad for the two qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup against the Netherlands next Thursday at the Stade de France and against Luxembourg on Sunday 3 September in Toulouse.


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