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Mbappe transfer ‘agreement’ to break Neymar record

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PARIS Saint-Germain have concluded an agreement with Monaco to sign Kylian Mbappe and Fabinho, according to a report.

UK outlet Daily Record stated that Mbappe’s ultimate transfer fee cost will exceed Neymar’s world-record €222m PSG move, but a certain percentage will be based on performance-related variables.

Up until now, the 18-year-old’s been linked with a move worth 180 million euros ($270m).

Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe’s Monaco team-mate Fabinho, the Brazilian midfielder who was linked with Manchester United, is also reportedly set to move to Paris for €55m.

According to the report, Fabinho will be replaced by 22-year-old Belgium international Leander Dendoncker, who is currently with Anderlecht.

If Monaco land both Fabihno and Mbappe, it would take their transfer spending over $600m.

The France international forward, who hails from the Paris suburbs, reportedly agreed a deal with Real Madrid but is said to want to team up with Neymar at PSG.

Metz’ Argentinian midfielder Geronimo Poblete (R) vies with Monaco’s Brazilian defender Fabinho.

Madrid were in the process of finalising a transfer fee with Monaco when Real club president Florentino Perez learned Los Blancos had been beaten to Mbappe by PSG before the UEFA Super Cup victory over Manchester United.

Mbappe is now set to earn a basic after-tax salary of around €9m, and PSG players are awaiting the announcement.

Asked about a potential deal for the 18-year-old Monaco starlet after the 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes, Marquinhos said: “We have been keeping an eye on the internet and on our phones, waiting for it to be made official.”

“We don’t know yet. I hope it will be done. PSG are very ambitious and you need good players who can make the difference.”

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos (R).

Paris coach Unai Emery added: “I am happy with the players we have.”

“If anything changes it will be done to improve us. If we finish the transfer window with the players we already have, I’ll be happy.”

It comes after Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain conceded the club had lost in the race to land Mbappe.

“We are out of the race,” Begiristain said.

“It is impossible to do it with the timing remaining.”

Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola.

Coach Pep Guardiola also refused to buy into the transfer talk.

“Alexis is an Arsenal player,” he said, “like Mbappe is a Monaco player, like Jonny Evans is a West Bromwich Albion player. Normally I don’t talk about players from other clubs.”

Mbappe has not featured in either of Monaco’s last two games amid talk of a move to Paris.

Originally published as Mbappe transfer ‘agreement’ to break Neymar record

Source: sports dailytelegraph

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