Paris Saint-Germain have acted on their interest in Kylian Mbappe’s replacement by opening transfer talks, according to a report.
The French giants face the prospect of losing Mbappe this week as Real Madrid close in. They made an initial offer worth €160million (£137m) on Monday, which was swiftly knocked back by PSG chief Leonardo Araujo.
Los Blancos have since returned with an improved offer worth €170m (£145m). Although PSG are attempting to hold firm, they know that Mbappe will not be signing a contract extension at the Parc des Princes.
His current terms expire in 2022, which means he needs to be sold this summer for the club to make any money.
As the Mbappe transfer saga rumbles on, PSG appear to have made their move on his replacement.
90Min report that they have opened talks with Everton over the availability of Brazil forward Richarlison.
He is the number one target to partner Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi in the French capital this season, should Mbappe leave.
Neymar has already recommended the 24-year-old to club officials.
The report claims that PSG have a pre-existing relationship with Richarlison’s representatives. They first made contact earlier this summer and have now returned to act on their interest.
The next stage will be trying to sort out a transfer with Everton. The Toffees remain keen to keep hold of their star man, although it’s thought that he prefers a move away from Goodison Park.
Joining Les Parisiens would give him the chance to play in the Champions League on a regular basis.
The report goes on to state that Everton have always known Richarlison could leave this summer. They refer to Real boss Carlo Ancelotti, who reportedly contacted the player over a transfer in July.
Richarlison has managed 43 goals in 121 matches for Everton so far. He joined the club in a £50m deal back in 2018, and it’s likely that they would make a big profit on his services.
Last term, he notched seven Premier League goals as the Toffees finished 10th in the table.
Everton lose out to Inter Milan
Everton have apparently been tracking Joaquin Correa this year, but the Argentina international has now joined Inter Milan.
It’s believed that Simone Inzaghi’s side have paid €31m for his services, slightly more than what Everton offered.
Correa will partner Lautaro Martinez at the San Siro, effectively replacing Chelsea returnee Romelu Lukaku.
Edin Dzeko has also joined Inter on a free transfer from Roma.