Manchester City are eyeing a stunning £167million move for PSG forward, Kylian Mbappé, should the Ligue 1 club fail Financial Fair Play rules for the second time.
The 19-year-old striker is on loan from AS Monaco, but the Parisians have already agreed to make a move permanent in the summer.
The Sunday Mirror report City will move for the young striker should PSG be forced to sell Mbappé to pass Financial Fair Play rules. UEFA is investigating the French champions-elect for the £198million signing of Neymar from Barcelona and the agreement to sign Mbappé this summer.
PSG’s Qatari-owners are being investigated for artificially increasing sponsorship figures – hence the concern key players must be sold in the upcoming window.
If found guilty, PSG could be hit with a hefty penalty and be kicked out of the Champions League as punishment, so selling key players could become the only way the Ligue 1 side meet UEFA’s regulations.
Blues boss Pep Guardiola attempted to sign Mbappé in 2016 when little was known publicly of the forward before City made a stern effort to sign him last season before his loan move to PSG.
City are still monitoring Eden Hazard’s contract situation at Chelsea but should Mbappé come on the market; the club will turn their attention to the potential Balon d’Or winner.