The Daily Mirror reports that Manchester City could make a shock move for PSG teenage striker Kylian Mbappe, if the French club are forced to sell the player after failing to meet the requirements of Financial Fair Play (FFP).
The French champions are under investigation by UEFA after paying a world record £198 million to Barcelona last summer, and agreeing a deal with Monaco which would see them secure Mbappe on loan for a season, which will then be converted into a £167 million permanent deal this summer.
However, the Parisians massive spending has been controversial, with La Liga president Javier Tebas last September accusing them of financial doping, and now UEFA is formally investigatiing whether the club has complied with the requirements of FFP which limits how much teams can spend on transfers compared to their revenue and turnover.
If PSG are found to have breached the FFP rules, they face expulsion from the Champions League and a massive fine, so could be forced to sell some of their best players to reduce their wage bill. As a result, City have been put on alert and are monitoring the Mbappe situation closely.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.