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Deal Agreed: Kylian Mbappe Set To Leave Monaco On Loan Ahead Of €180m Transfer

Monaco's French forward Kylian Mbappe sits on the bench at the start of the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Marseille (OM) on August 27, 2017, at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappe looks set to be leaving Monaco in the coming days – though he will technically remain their player until next summer.

In a surprise move, multiple sources on Sunday night are reporting that Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a deal to sign the highly-rated French international – but have to wait until next year to buy him outright so as not to fall foul of Financial Fair Play rules.

Instead, Mbappe will be moving to the Parc des Princes on loan for the season, and PSG will then buy him outright for a fee of around €180m. However, FFP rules could yet prevent the deal from taking place.

Mbappe’s future has been the subject of speculation for almost the entire summer, with a number of European giants chasing his signature. Real Madrid (who seemed to be in the driving seat to sign him at one stage), Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool were among the sides to register their interest in signing the explosive 18-year-old, though most of them balked at the €180m asking price.

Not PSG though, and if the Neymar saga proved anything it’s that the Ligue 1 giants are quite happy to throw ridiculous sums of money around to get what they want. Should the move go through as planned, PSG will have the both the most expensive and second-most expensive footballers on the planet at their disposal.

Monaco's French forward Kylian Mbappe applauds after the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Marseille (OM) on August 27, 2017, at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Monaco have seemingly given up hope of convincing Mbappe to remain at the Stade Louis II after his rejection of a new contract offer. He has not played for last season’s Champions League semi-finalists since the opening weekend of the season and it now looks like he has played his last game for Leandro Jardim’s side.

Assuming PSG’s talks with UEFA regarding FFP go as planned, Mbappe will be presented by PSG by midweek.

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Author: The PA Team

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