Man Utd plotting sensational bid for PSG star Kylian Mbappe under new owners
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Manchester United are plotting a sensational bid for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe should the club be taken over by new owners, according to a fresh report.
On Friday Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the chairman of Qatari bank QIB, made a "substantial" bid for United.
The proposal would allegedly carry no debt, while all profits during Sheikh Jassim’s tenure would be reinvested into the community via the newly-formed Nine Two Foundation.
Meanwhile, a rival bid has been placed by Manchester-born billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe through his petrochemicals company Ineos Group.
Ratcliffe, who has supported United his entire life, reportedly wants to put the ‘Manchester back in Manchester United’ with his proposal.
While it is still possible the Glazer family could stay at United, a new owner could transform the club's prospects with a series of high-profile signings.
Mbappe to Man Utd?
According to Football Insider, United’s new owners could launch a sensational swoop for PSG star Mbappe.
United have needed a centre-forward since the acrimonious departure of Cristiano Ronaldo last November, and it is believed that Erik ten Hag's side would be interested in signing the France international should a mega-money takeover materialise.
Indeed, the club’s recruitment chiefs are reportedly already laying the groundwork for their summer business.
New owners would allegedly want a marquee signing to come in, should a takeover be completed. The report however does not specify which prospective new owner would want to sign Mbappe.
The attacker, who is frequently reported to be unhappy at the Parc des Princes, is Ligue 1’s top scorer with 15 goals in just 20 appearances this term.
The 24-year-old also shone at the World Cup, netting eight goals as Les Bleus were beaten on penalties in the final against Argentina.
Will Man Utd spend big this summer?
Despite talks that United are targeting Mbappe, ESPN journalist Rob Dawson claimed earlier this week that the Old Trafford club are not planning extravagant spending in the summer.
Indeed, sources have told the publication United must be restrained in the transfer market with the club at risk of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
United could breach FFP regulations if they spend big in the summer window due to their failure to qualify for this season's Champions League and a lack of significant player departures.
That is despite the Red Devils’ commercial, broadcast and matchday revenue streams remaining healthy.
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Topics: Football, Transfers, Kylian Mbappe, France, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Qatar