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Kylian Mbappe to Man Utd? Sheikh Jassim's summer transfer 'plan' after takeover with PSG 'prepared to sell'

Kylian Mbappe to Man Utd? Sheikh Jassim's summer transfer 'plan' after takeover with PSG 'prepared to sell'

This would be the signing of the summer.

Kylian Mbappe looks set to dominate transfer headlines once again this summer after informing Paris Saint-Germain he will not renew his contract at the Parc des Princes.

The 24-year-old's current deal with PSG expires at the end of next season, with the option of another year.

Mbappe had until July 31 to tell the Ligue 1 side if he was going to renew until 2025.

The France international has now written a letter to the French club informing them he will not renew his contract, meaning he could leave on a free transfer at the end of next season.

It also means he is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club as of January next year.

The BBC claim PSG are 'prepared to sell' Mbappe this summer even though Lionel Messi is also leaving the club to join MLS side Inter Miami.

Real Madrid are long time admirers of the Frenchman and he stunned many by rejecting a move to the Bernabeu last summer to stay at PSG.

Meanwhile, several Premier League clubs – including Manchester United and Liverpool – have also been linked with Mbappe.

Could Man Utd sign Mbappe?

Last month, Bild journalist Christian Falk reported that Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani would try to secure the signing of Mbappe this summer if he completed his takeover of United.

It now looks increasingly likely that Sheikh Jassim will be named as the preferred bidder by Raine, the American banking group handling the sale on behalf of the Glazer family.

Reports in Qatar claim Sheikh Jassim has been successful with his fifth and final bid for the Premier League club, which is understood to be worth around $6.5 billion (£5.2 billion).

While Sheikh Jassim would no doubt want to secure a marquee signing like Mbappe to herald the start of a new era at Old Trafford, it remains to be seen whether the club could convince the player to move England and even afford him.

ESPN reported in February that the club was not planning an extravagant spend in the summer transfer market due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) restrictions.

It was claimed that United would need to be 'restrained' in the transfer market even in the event of Qatari takeover, with the club at risk of breaching FFP rules after spending more than £200m on signings in Erik ten Hag's first summer at the club.

Meanwhile, Mbappe's wage demands could also prove to be a stumbling block for United.

The France international is believed to earn around £1m per week at PSG, dwarfing the biggest contract at United – David de Gea's £375,000-per-week deal which is due to expire at the end of the month.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & PA

Topics: Football, Kylian Mbappe, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Transfers, Premier League, Ligue 1