Todd Boehly has held direct talks with PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi about a deal to bring Kylian Mbappe to Chelsea.
That is according to the Daily Record.
What’s the story?
Well – according to Kaveh Solhekol of Sky Sports – PSG were looking upon the likes of Chelsea favourably when it comes to the France international’s next destination, as the Blues aren’t competing in the Champions League.
Now – thanks to the Daily Record – we have been given an update.
It is said that Boehly and Al-Khelaifi have held direct talks about Mbappe, and PSG are believed to be encouraging Chelsea’s move for the 24-year-old.
The French giants are keen to sell their No.7 this summer, as they believe he already has an agreement to join Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer.
Understandably, PSG want to recoup some cash for Mbappe – who they spent £166m on – rather than lose him for free.
Mbappe to Chelsea could be a swap deal
Interestingly, the Daily Record specifically mention that Chelsea and PSG are in talks about a player-plus-cash deal for Mbappe, meaning Mauricio Pochettino may have to lose a member of his squad to secure the Frenchman.
Duncan Castles – who wrote the story – does not mention any names in particular.
If the Parisians remain keen on signing the Belgian, then he is someone who could be included in the deal, as it would give PSG a direct replacement for Mbappe, albeit one of lesser quality.
Be sure to keep an eye on this situation, as Chelsea aren’t giving up on Mbappe.