Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd to leave Kylian Mbappe fuming with stunning move for PSG team-mate as FFP grip tightens; details of Jude Bellingham Real Madrid contract emerge

Kylian Mbappe of PSG

Manchester United could rob Kylian Mbappe of one of his favourite Paris Saint-Germain players as the Ligue 1 giants aim to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions, Jude Bellingham’s potential contract at Real Madrid has been revealed, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Chelsea are ‘pushing a lot’ to capture an Arsenal-linked forward.


A Ligue 1 expert has revealed PSG may be forced into selling Achraf Hakimi this summer to avoid Financial Fair Play penalties, with Man Utd and Chelsea ready and waiting to snap the wing-back up.

Chelsea were hoping to sign Hakimi from Inter Milan in summer 2021, only to be beaten to the transfer by PSG. Hakimi, who mainly plays on the right flank, moved to the French capital for an initial £51.3million, though the deal had the potential to rise to £60m through bonuses.

Hakimi has gone on to play 78 times for PSG, notching eight goals and 11 assists. He has helped PSG win a Ligue 1 title and a French super cup, while also forming a close bond with club talisman Kylian Mbappe.

But the striker may have to do without one of his closest friends next season. That’s because Man Utd and Chelsea are interested in landing Hakimi in what would be a blockbuster transfer for either Premier League outfit.

On April 25, TEAMtalk exclusively revealed Man Utd and Chelsea to be on high alert after finding out PSG may be willing to sell the Morocco international later this year. The Ligue 1 leaders want to move away from star names and instead bring in young French talent, with Hakimi potentially among the group who could depart.

Chelsea will be in a good position to snare Hakimi if they appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach, due to the manager’s spell working with the wide man at PSG. However, Man Utd will push hard to complete a deal of their own as Erik ten Hag wants a high-quality attacking right-back this summer.

Jonathan Johnson, who covers French football for CBS Sports, has provided an update on Hakimi’s situation. During an interview with CaughtOffside, he has admitted PSG may be forced into selling Hakimi to avoid FFP sanctions, despite the 24-year-old being highly appreciated at the Parc des Princes.

Hakimi going to Man Utd or Chelsea would ruin PSG’s ‘squad harmony’, as he has a ‘very close’ bond with Mbappe.

PSG may consider Hakimi sale to ‘boost coffers’

“I’m aware there’s also been some speculation about Achraf Hakimi’s future at PSG. The likes of Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked,” Johnson said.

“In terms of the player and his role in PSG’s squad for what he brings on the pitch, the Morocco international certainly wouldn’t be anywhere near the top of any list of players the club look to offload as part of a reshuffle of their squad this summer.

“Then again, it’s also worth bearing in mind that there aren’t too many other players in this PSG squad at this moment in time who would command the kind of transfer fee that Hakimi could, especially if he were to move to a Premier League club. Gianluigi Donnarumma is probably the only other one who’d attract a substantial bid, but he hasn’t had the best of seasons.

“If a serious offer came in for Hakimi, it might be something PSG have to think about. We know they’re going to be adding Milan Skriniar to their squad as he prepares to join on a free transfer from Inter Milan, so they do have to think about their wage bill. PSG to have a need to boost the coffers a bit and keep Financial Fair Play in mind, and Messi’s likely departure will help in that respect, but it does mean Hakimi is one of those where there could be scope for a deal if an offer came in that was similar to what PSG paid Inter for him.

“This wouldn’t necessarily be smart for squad harmony, though; we know that Kylian Mbappe is sort of seen as the head of the squad and he is very close to Hakimi, so those kinds of personal relationships need to be taken into consideration by the club as well.”

Johnson added ‘it’s possible’ Chelsea will reignite their interest in Hakimi. Although, it is ‘hard to imagine’ Hakimi dropping out of the Champions League by moving to Stamford Bridge. That could give Man Utd the upper hand in the chase for the pacy wing-back.


Jude Bellingham will be handed a six-year contract at Real Madrid if they manage to sign him from Borussia Dortmund. His release clause will stand at a huge €1bn (£874m), while he will earn more than €400,000 (£350k) a week. (Cadena Ser)

Tottenham have been warned managerial target Arne Slot will not join them if they are in ‘total chaos’, as he ‘is not crazy’. (Feyenoord Nieuws)

Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim is also on Tottenham’s list. And the Portuguese side may appoint former Wolves manager Bruno Lage if they lose Amorim. (SIC Noticias)

Burnley have a ‘strong interest’ in Metz striker Georges Mikautadze, who has netted 20 goals in France’s second tier this campaign. (Ignazio Genuardi)

Newcastle like the look of RB Leipzig pair Amadou Haidara and Dominik Szoboszlai, having scouted them ‘several times’. (Sky Germany)

Inter Milan will pursue one of Roberto Firmino or Marcus Thuram if Romelu Lukaku fails to return for another loan spell. (FC Inter News)


Chelsea are ‘pushing a lot’ to sign Athletico Paranaense attacker Vitor Roque after Barcelona’s talks for him fell through. The 18-year-old has previously been tipped to join Arsenal. (Sport)

Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani, who is on Man Utd’s shortlist, is a ‘top target’ for Bayern Munich. Although, Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel is refusing to discuss his potential signing. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern have ‘cooled’ their contact with Napoli over alternative striker option Victor Osimhen. This gives Man Utd a better chance at capturing the 24-year-old. (Florian Plettenberg)

PSG have joined Liverpool in the race for England and AC Milan centre-half Fikayo Tomori. Milan would want double the €32m they originally spent on Tomori to sell, putting his price tag at around the £56m mark. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

The president of the Brazilian FA, Ednaldo Rodrigues, has confirmed Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is his ideal candidate to take charge of the men’s national team. (BeIN Sports)

Aston Villa and West Ham are ready to go to war over the signing of striker Moussa Dembele, who will leave Lyon on a free transfer this summer. (Ignazio Genuardi)


Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister is ‘keen’ to sign for Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s side are in talks with Mac Allister’s camp as they look to reach an agreement over personal terms. (Fabrizio Romano)

Wolves have entered initial discussions with Palmeiras over the availability of midfielder Gabriel Menino. The 22-year-old could follow Gustavo Scarpa and Danilo by swapping Palmeiras for the Premier League, after their moves to Nottingham Forest. (Diego Firmino)

Mateu Alemany will try to bring Ferran Torres with him to Aston Villa if he takes up a senior role at the West Midlands club. (Mundo Deportivo)

Salernitana are hoping there will be a bidding war for centre-forward Boulaye Dia, who has managed 15 goals in 30 appearances this term. Dia has previously been linked with Leeds and Everton. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Joining Man Utd is the ‘most logical option’ for Jurrien Timber as he pushes to leave Ajax, according to Jaap Stam. (AD)