PSG ‘are ALREADY in talks with Everton forward Richarlison over replacing Kylian Mbappe’ as the French giants are quick to stand up for the Toffees forward as the French star approaches his sensational move to Real Madrid
- PSG and France star Kylian Mbappe to be chased by Real Madrid this summer
- Real have seen two bids for the 22-year-old rejected, including one for £154 million
- PSG will move for Everton star Richarlison if Mbappe leaves, according to reports
- Richarlison’s agents are reportedly in Paris to negotiate a deal if Mbappe leaves
Paris Saint-Germain will see a shocking move for Everton forward Richarlison this summer as Kylian Mbappe leaves the club in the closing days of the transfer window, reports say.
Sports post revealed that PSG has rejected a second £154million offer from Real Madrid for French forward Mbappe, who plans to leave the club this summer.
PSG is against the 22-year-old attacker not leaving the club. President Nasser Al-Khelaifi reveals that the French giants will not change their position that Mbappe is unavailable for transfer.
PSG to sign Everton’s Richarlison if Kylian Mbappe moves to Real Madrid, reports say
The Ligue 1 club has rejected two Real Madrid bids for Mbappe (above) – one of them for £154 million
But according to ESPN BrazilRicharlison’s agents in Paris are negotiating a deal if Mbappe eventually moves to Real, as the Everton winger is on a shortlist of names PSG are willing to move if the Frenchman leaves.
The report adds that negotiations between PSG and Real are expected to accelerate Friday morning, with negotiations over a deal between Richarlison and PSG stalling due to uncertainty over Mbappe’s future.
Everton are reportedly aware of PSG’s interest in Richarlison as the Toffees face a few nervous days about the future of one of their star players.
Richarlison has become a key part of this Everton team, scoring 43 goals in three seasons
The Premier League side will have to wait for Mbappe’s situation to clear up after Real Madrid made a second attempt on Thursday to sign France’s World Cup winner.
The improved offer, confirmed by the Spanish club to Sports post, of £145 million plus £9 million in add-ons was submitted, but Al-Khelaifi replied: ‘Our position is clear. We won’t change or repeat it.’
PSG had reacted angrily to Madrid’s initial offer of £137 million on Tuesday. The club’s sporting director, Leonardo, accused the Spanish giants of “illegal and disrespectful behaviour”.
In an interview with Marca, L’Equipe, Le Parisien, the agency AFP and radio RMC, Leonardo said: “PSG’s position has always been to keep Kylian. That has been the goal for the past two years and it remains unchanged.
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi (above) insists club will not sell Mbappe to Real Madrid
“Two months ago we made him a big offer – at the level of the best players – and more recently an offer that was even higher, but this is Real Madrid’s strategy, to name one of our have players.
“For the past two years, Madrid’s behavior has been incorrect, illegal, contacting its representatives, unacceptable, completely incorrect towards us. And the proof of this strategy is to bid seven days before the market closes and a year before the end of its contract. It seems like a strategy that suggests they’ve tried everything.
‘It’s not the sum’ [offered] which we think is far from what we thought. And we’re not going to sell a player for less than we paid for him when he was 18. We have to give a certain amount to Monaco and the offer is not enough.’
Leonardo accuses Real Madrid of illegal approach and lack of respect for PSG
Richarlison, meanwhile, has become a key member of Everton and has developed an excellent relationship with fellow Toffees forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The 24-year-old has recorded a double-digit goal tally in each of his three seasons at Goodison Park, with his Toffees record of 43 goals in 121 games.
Richarlison was brought back to Everton by new head coach Rafa Benitez after spending the summer at the Copa America and Olympics with the Brazilian national team.
The Everton star helped de Selecao finish second in the Copa America before claiming Olympic gold in Tokyo a few weeks later.