Will Kylian Mbappe still be a Paris Saint-Germain player when the summer transfer window closes?
The club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi doesn’t seem too concerned right now, telling reporters on Monday that he is “200 per cent sure” Mbappe will still be plying his trade at the Parc des Princes next season.
However, rumours linking the world-class forward with a move away from the French champions refuse to go away. Real Madrid fans even chanted “we want Mbappe!” at Eden Hazard’s presentation last week, amid reports that the move could be on.
Madrid are currently the bookmakers’ favourites to sign the 20-year-old World Cup winner this summer.
Mbappe first cast doubts over his future at PSG after last month’s Ligue 1 awards ceremony, where he admitted that he might be tempted to take up a new challenge elsewhere unless he was handed more responsibility from his current employers.
Bizarrely, Newcastle United were the bookies’ third favourites to sign Mbappe last month, following reports of a big-money takeover.
But they’ve now drifted out to as far as 100/1 with certain bookmakers.
Manchester City are currently third favourites to sign Mbappe, while Liverpool, somewhat curiously, are now second.