Paris Saint-Germain line up Everton star Richarlison as Mbappe replacement
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly lining up Everton striker Richarlison as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe.
The Frenchman is said to have turned down the offer of a new contract at the Parcs Des Princes.
Real Madrid is thought to be his destination, either this summer, should the Spanish giants stump up a significant transfer fee, or – more likely – next summer, when Mbappe will be able to leave for nothing.
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And RMC Sport – who insist Mbappe is definitely leaving the club – claim PSG are lining up Richarlison as his replacement.
The report states that the Ligue 1 side have made contact with Richarlison’s representatives over a move.
The Brazilian, who scored five goals and notched an assist is Brazil’s gold medal winning Olympic Games, has no buyout clause in his current contract – which expires in 2024 – meaning the Toffees will be able to dictate the transfer fee.
Richarlison was signed by Marco Silva from Watford in the summer of 2018 for £35million and has scored 43 goals in 123 games on Merseyside.
PSG have enjoyed an incredible transfer window this summer, landing Lionel Messi, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma on free transfers, while signing Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan for £54million.
But those additions have not been enough to convince Mbappe to follow Neymar’s lead in extending his contract.
But manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is happy with the situation and is convinced the French World Cup winner will remain and give his all for the team this season.
Pochettino said: “Kylian is relaxed, he is our player and I don’t see him being anywhere else this season.
“This period is part of football,” Pochettino said of the transfer window.
“Lots of things are said and I know from experience that some things happen and others don’t.
“The only conversations I have with Kylian are about football. He has a year left on his contract, if he doesn’t renew it. We are happy with him and from what I see he is happy with us too.”
Source: All The News – Football365
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