Friday October 20 2017
'Madrid wanted Mbappe', Perez confirms

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed the club thought about signing Kylian Mbappe this summer before he joined Paris Saint-Germain.

The teenage superstar joined the Parisians from Ligue 1 rivals Monaco, initially on a season-long loan deal, while Madrid sold striking duo Alvaro Morata and Mariano Diaz.

“Yes we did think about (signing) Mbappe (over the summer) but we have a very complete squad,” Perez said on a wide-ranging interview with El Espanol.  

Thursday October 19 2017
Agent: Mbappe wanted Barca

Agent Josep Maria Minguella claims Kylian Mbappe “wanted to join Barcelona” and that the Catalans “could’ve had him for €150m.”

Minguella is known for his close links to Barca and playing a key role in taking Lionel Messi to the club, and the representative suggested Mbappe was ready to replace Neymar at Camp Nou over the summer, having been put off by the presence of BBC at Real Madrid.

“Mbappe said he only wanted to sign for Barcelona when he learned that Neymar was going to PSG,” he told Cadena COPE.

Thursday September 7 2017
Mbappe told Dembele: Go to Barca

Kylian Mbappe has revealed he advised France international teammate Ousmane Dembele to join Barcelona last month.

Mbappe himself joined Paris Saint-Germain in an initial loan agreement from Monaco while Dembele, 20, completed his move to the Camp Nou from Borussia Dortmund.

“We talked about his future and he asked me what I thought he should do, so I told him to go there (to Barcelona) because it was a fantastic chance for him,” Mbappe told Footmercato.

Saturday September 2 2017
Mbappe: Why PSG over Madrid…

Kylian Mbappe has explained why he joined Paris Saint-Germain over Real Madrid. “It’s the perfect project for me, and I’ll play.”

Mbappe was heavily tipped to join Madrid due to his support for Los Blancos and their sales of several attackers, but the teenage forward ultimately left Monaco for PSG in a deal only eclipsed by Neymar’s €222m transfer from Barcelona.

“I’m very happy to have joined such a big club,” he said after France’s 4-0 win against Netherlands.

Friday September 1 2017
PSG ‘surprised’ by FFP probe

Paris Saint-Germain insist they are “surprised” by UEFA’s decision to investigate them over Financial Fair Play.

UEFA confirmed on Friday that it would be probing PSG after their record-breaking deals for ex-Barcelona superstar Neymar and French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, but the Ligue 1 giants made it clear they had nothing to hide.

Friday September 1 2017
PSG probed over Neymar & Mbappe

UEFA has confirmed that it will open an Financial Fair Play investigation into Paris Saint-Germain’s transfer dealings.

PSG have come under fire for how they have funded world-record deals to bring in Neymar from Barcelona and Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe, and they are now being taken to task by UEFA.

Thursday August 24 2017
Madrid still in Mbappe race

Real Madrid are still holding out hope of signing Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe but their offer is inferior to Paris Saint-Germain’s, say reports.

According to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solehol, the Parisians have offered the 18-year-old a staggering €350k per week, a massive increase from his current €17.5k weekly salary at the French champions.

Madrid have also approached the teenager, who is said to be a fan of the club, but their contract offer is said to be €130k.

Saturday August 12 2017
Madrid accept Mbappe defeat?

Real Madrid are not expected to sign any forwards this summer after reportedly accepting that Kylian Mbappe will join Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Marca, Madrid’s board and Coach Zinedine Zidane both agreed to “leave the squad as it is and rely on BBC” after “Mbappe’s departure to PSG”.

Friday August 11 2017
PSG beat Madrid to Mbappe - reports

Paris Saint-Germain have beaten Real Madrid to the signing of Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe after reaching a €180m, say multiple reports.

Various media outlets across Europe including Marca, AS, Diario Sport and El Mundo Deportivo all report on the landmark deal for the French teenager strike, who had been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu.

It looks to be the second massive blow the Parisians have landed on La Liga after the world record €222m agreement for Neymar from Barcelona earlier this month.

Friday August 4 2017
Neymar no more

Neymar’s €222m transfer to Paris Saint-Germain deprived Barcelona of their heir to Lionel Messi. Jagjeet Uberoi analyses what the deal means for the Catalans.

In the summer of 2013, Barcelona pulled out all the stops and explored all possible avenues in the hope of securing a deal that they saw as a monumental step forward in preparing for life after Lionel Messi.

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