PSG eye EPL star to 'replace' Mbappe

Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly identified their replacement for Kylian Mbappe, whom the French club is now said to be considering selling in this window.  

In recent months, the 22-year-old has been widely linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes, having entered the 2021/22 campaign in the final year of his contract, and having reportedly refused to extend his stay.  

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According to French outlet RMC Sport, the Parisian club is now considering selling Mbappe in this transfer window due to fears they may lose him as a free agent when his deal expires next year.  

This is something the PSG hierarchy do not want to see after signing him for a reported £130.5 million (R2.7 billion) in 2018, making him the most expensive teenager ever. 

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It is further claimed that Mauricio Pochettino's side has identified Neymar's Brazil teammate Richarlison as a suitable replacement for the Frenchman should he leave.  

The 24-year-old signed for Everton in 2018 for a fee in the region of €39 million (R692 million), and has gone on to score 43 goals and create 10 assists in 121 appearances for the Toffees.  

It remains unknown whether or not the Selecao star is interested in joining Les Parisiens or if his side is willing to sell him, but the Merseyside club has previously rejected a €100 million (R1.7 billion) bid from FC Barcelona for the star, according to Sky Sports 

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