Paper Talk: Mbappe tells PSG plan amid Liverpool, Chelsea, Man Utd links

Date published: Tuesday 16th February 2021 8:25 - Samuel Bannister

Kylian Mbappe is keeping his options open amid interest from three Premier League clubs, while Jose Mourinho’s position at Tottenham is coming under question – according to the latest Paper Talk.

MBAPPE MAKES FUTURE DECISION

Kylian Mbappe has informed PSG he will see out his contract until 2022 with them, according to Diario Sport.

Mbappe is one of the most valued players in the world after showcasing his talents from an early age – first with Monaco, and now with PSG.

The French forward has won the last four Ligue 1 titles and was also a member of the 2018 World Cup winning squad.

Already the second most expensive player of all time from his move to PSG in 2018, Mbappe could be on the move for big money again soon.

With his contract with PSG expiring in less than 18 months’ time, there have been rumours he could leave.

Mbappe is a top target for Real Madrid, but they may not be able to afford him. That has led to speculation that Jurgen Klopp could revive Liverpool’s long-standing interest.

However, Sport claim that Mbappe has come to a decision about his future. The striker sees himself staying at Parc Des Princes for one more season.

Whether he will sign a contract renewal remains to be seen. In fact, it is claimed that his preference will still be to leave at the end of next season.

In the immediate future, though, other clubs look set to miss out on the 22-year-old.

The report adds that Chelsea and Manchester United are also potential suitors for Mbappe.

Even though his preference is Madrid – and that would still be the case even if compatriot Zinedine Zidane leaves – Mbappe is keeping his options open for now.

So, while that may be disappointing news for those wanting a 2021 transfer, there is still optimism that a blockbuster move could occur the following year.


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MOURINHO UNDER SCRUTINY

Jose Mourinho is not at risk of being sacked by Tottenham yet, but his position is under scrutiny. (Daily Mail)

Spurs striker Harry Kane has full confidence in Mourinho and wants him to stay. (Football Insider)

Liverpool and Tottenham are monitoring Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa and could move for him this summer. (The Athletic)

Crystal Palace have identified Swansea’s Steve Cooper as a potential successor to Roy Hodgson. (The Sun)

England youth international Jamal Musiala is set to sign a new, five-year contract with Bayern Munich despite interest from the Premier League. (The Guardian)

SUAREZ CONTRACT CLAUSE

Luis Suarez Atletico Madrid Feb 2021 TEAMtalk

A clause in Luis Suarez’s contract would allow him to leave Atletico Madrid for free this summer. However, he intends to stay where he is. (Marca)

The finals of the FA Cup and EFL Cup could be test events for the return of fans to stadiums. (The Times)

Norwich have set an asking price of at least £30m for defender Max Aarons, who is wanted by Bayern Munich. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is planning to move into coaching at the end of his career. (Goal)

Liverpool have added young pair Leighton Clarkson and Jake Cain to first team training ahead of their Champions League clash with RB Leipzig. (Daily Star)

CHELSEA IN ALABA CONTACT

David Alaba, Joshua Kimmich

Chelsea are the only Premier League club to have made an offer for soon-to-be free agent David Alaba. (90min)

Bayern Munich are closing in on the signing of Reading teenager Omar Richards. (Kicker)

Chelsea made a profit of £36m in the 2019-20 season despite the coronavirus pandemic. (The Sun)

Liverpool City Council’s planning department has recommended the plans for Everton’s new stadium are approved. If that is to be the case, work on the new ground could theoretically start this spring. (The Mirror)

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