Friday 4 December, 2020

Rumour Has It: Mbappe eyes Real Madrid, Neymar wants PSG stay

Kylian Mbappe (right) and Neymar.

Kylian Mbappe (right) and Neymar.

Kylian Mbappe seems set to leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Mbappe's future with the Ligue 1 giants is a constant talking point with the star forward coming out of contract in 2022.

And it seems the 21-year-old wants an exit.

TOP STORY – MBAPPE WANTS PSG EXIT

Mbappe wants to leave PSG next year, according to OKdiario.

The report says the France international wants a smooth transfer to Real Madrid, otherwise he will make a move for free in 2022.

Mbappe has helped PSG win three straight Ligue 1 titles since his arrival, initially on loan, from Monaco in 2017.

PSG have won 64 of 81 Ligue 1 games with Mbappe from 2017-18 onwards while recording 22 victories in 30 without him.

In that period they have averaged 2.9 goals per game with him, compared to 2.5 without him.

ROUND-UP

Another PSG star coming out of contract in 2022 is Neymar. However, in good news for the Ligue 1 giants, the forward wants to extend his contract, according to Foot Mercato, which says Neymar was ready to sign a five-year deal under the same financial conditions earlier in 2020.

Manchester United could be set to bolster their midfield ahead of next season. Bild reports the Premier League club is in talks with Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu, who it says rejected Juventus. United could sign Calhanoglu for free with his contract expiring at the season's end.

Another transfer race has reportedly not gone Manchester United's way. Fabrizio Romano says Manchester City will sign 18-year-old Filip Stevanovic from Partizan for £7.2million (€8m), including add-ons.

Staying at Manchester City and ESPN says Barcelona will again attempt to sign defender Eric Garcia in January. Garcia was linked with a return to the LaLiga giants earlier this year, but the report adds the incoming president will have to approve any potential deal.

Atletico Madrid are pushing hard to sign Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to Le 10 Sport.

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