According to a report from Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, the 155 million Euro deal between Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain for Kylian Mbappe has been stopped by UEFA due to Financial Fair Play regulations.
The story surrounding the future of Monaco starlet Mbappe has been one of the talking points of the summer so far, with the teenage sensation’s phenomenal displays last season have led to interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have all been linked with moves for the French international, but it is Monaco’s Ligue 1 rivals PSG who have emerged as clear favourites for Mbappe over the last fortnight.
Reports emanating from France over recent days had gone as far as to suggest that a deal to send the world’s most in-demand youngster to the Parc des Princes had been agreed in principle, with just the finer details of the arrangement to work out.
However, as per the aforementioned update from Fabrizio Romano this afternoon, Mbappe’s move to the capital has been firmly halted by Financial Fair Play regulations.
At the moment, Mbappé-PSG deal is stopped by Uefa Financial Fair Play. Agreement was reached btw clubs for €155M. PSG will insist #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2017
If PSG are to complete a move for Mbappe before the close of the transfer window this coming week, they will likely have to part ways with a number of their current stars first, with the likes of Grzegorz Krychowiak, Hatem Ben Arfa, Lucas Moura and Serge Aurier all known to be on the chopping block.