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    Good news for Arsenal: PSG’s Kylian Mbappe deal will cost more than Neymar


    PSG, Alexis Sanchez & Kylian Mbappe

    The Sunday Times have an eye-catching report this weekend, updating PSG’s pursuit of AS Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe.

    The update will be of keen interest to Arsenal fans, amid increased speculation that Alexis Sanchez could move to PSG.

    On Saturday, rumours, first reported by “Paris United”, revealed that Alexis is in the French capital.

    The Gunners star is there with his girlfriend and agent, while his agent has lined up talks with PSG.

    L’Equipe have since confirmed that Sanchez is indeed in Paris.

    Also see: Lethal Bizzle spots Alexis Sanchez flying, says he’s leaving Arsenal.

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    Smashing the Neymar fee

    How much money do PSG actually have?

    And how can they spend so much cash while complying with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules?

    Those questions seem pertinent after the Sunday Times report the following on PSG’s pursuit of Mbappe:

    Paris Saint-Germain have secured the ­signature of Kylian Mbappe for a transfer fee that is set to exceed the record £200m they paid for Neymar less than a fortnight ago.

    According to sources familiar with the negotiations, the Qatar-owned club are to spend an initial £173m on buying Mbappe’s registration from AS Monaco.

    However, a series of performance-related bonuses secured by Monaco from their direct domestic rivals will push Mbappe’s fee beyond the £200m release clause PSG deployed to extract Neymar from ­Barcelona.

    If PSG sign Mbappe, does that mean moves for Alexis Sanchez are over?

    Surely PSG cannot sign Neymar, Mbappe and Sanchez in the same transfer window, right?

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    Is Monday D-Day?

    It’s worth remembering that last week, Spanish paper Sport claimed Kylian Mbappe will be presented as a PSG player on Monday.

    Sport reported that the deal that has been agreed is €180m, with €150m paid up front with a further €30m coming in potential variables.

    For the record, Monaco are in action on Sunday in Ligue 1 as they take on Dijon away from home. PSG are also in away action on Sunday as they travel to Guingamp.

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