Report: Chelsea could try sign 'intelligent' £174m rated star who Ronaldo said is 'the future'

Chelsea might be in the market for Kylian Mbappe if he does not renew his contract with Paris Saint Germain.

According to The Athletic, a whole host of European clubs will be put on red alert if the French sensation fails to sign an extension before next year.

Mbappe has an agreement with PSG until June 2022, but there have been strong talks of a move away from Paris.

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Real Madrid are said to be the front runners should the 22-year-old leave Ligue 1.

However, Chelsea and several other heavy weights may want to throw their hat into the ring.

And could the Blues be blamed for wanting so sign one of the games most talented players?

He already has the approval of Cristiano Ronaldo, who said Mbappe was ‘the future and a fantastic player.’

Thomas Tuchel is also a big fan of the Parisian prince, after the pair worked together for a few seasons at PSG.

Whilst speaking to BT Sport, Chelsea’s coach called the electric forward a ‘super nice and intelligent guy, he is super funny.’

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His statistics from last season support the glowing praise from his peers.

In 47 appearances, he scored a mammoth 42 goals and provided 11 assists.

For a star of his stature, Mbappe won’t come cheap.

Le Parisien reported that PSG will demand at least €200m (£174m) for their lethal attacker if he does decide to move.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.