Chelsea are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe this summer.
That is according to a report from RMC Sport.
We’ll put down an early disclaimer that we can’t imagine football superstar Kylian Mbappe holding up a Chelsea shirt in the near future, but there’s been some big developments regarding his future in the past 24 hours.
Well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano claimed on Twitter last night that PSG now consider Mbappe for sale and have left him off a pre-season tour to Japan. He later added on Twitter that the French giants feel the player has “betrayed” them and agreed to join Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer.
So, what will the future hold for one of the sport’s most high-profile names?
RMC Sport has claimed that several teams are taking action to try seize the opportunity to sign Mbappe in this transfer window.
It is explained that Chelsea have asked for information on PSG’s 24-year-old attacker. They’re yet to make any kind of offer, though.
The report adds that Saudi Arabia club Al-Hilal want to make a staggering offer to sign Mbappe, which would including paying him €400million (£346million) over two years.
Our guess is that Real Madrid, who have been strongly linked with the France international in recent months, will be the club to step forward and sign him. Everything certainly appears to have fallen into place following Karim Benzema’s exit from the Bernabeu this summer.
You certainly can’t blame Chelsea for throwing their name into the hat now that a player as good as Mbappe could be on the move.
The lightning fast attacker scored 41 goals in 43 games across all competitions last season. It’s quite an achievement to make Harry Kane’s return of 32 in 49 matches last season seem fairly modest.
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochttino knows Mbappe very well after coaching him in Paris. He described him as “amazing” during an interview with CBS Sports last year.
If by some miracle the Blues pull this transfer off, it’ll go down as the biggest in their history by a mile.