Barcelona have offered up a trio of stars as they look to find a way to work out a player plus cash deal for Kylian Mbappe, it has been reported, while Chelsea are leading interest from the Premier League.
Mbappe is certain to leave Paris Saint Germain in the next 12 months after he refused to sign the optional extension in his contract at the Parc des Princes, leaving him a free agent next summer.
Understandably, Luis Enrique’s side are keen not to lose him for nothing, and have therefore put the 24-year-old up for sale, though he has already turned down a record offer from Saudi side Al-Hilal that would have seen him take home 700m euros in a single season.
It is widely assumed that he will join Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer, with PSG already concerned that he has a pre-contract agreement to do so and will not entertain a move away this summer.
In doing so, he would net a massive £100m signing-on fee from Los Blancos, who would not have to pay a transfer fee.
However, clubs are pushing for his signature this summer, and Real Madrid’s bitter rivals Barcelona are thought to be working the hardest on a potential deal as things stand.
Though they cannot afford to sign him outright, Xavi’s side are offering several options in a bid to sweeten the deal and bring the price down, including offering up three of their own stars.
As per French outlet RMC, midfielder wonderkid Gavi, winger Ousmane Dembélé and Brazilian forward Raphinha have all been offered to the French champions.
However, PSG rejected the offer, and are currently working on a solo deal for Dembele which could yet fetch Barcelona some much needed transfer funds.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are also exploring the option of a player-plus cash deal for Mbappe, with the Independent claiming that ‘Blues’ co-owner Todd Boehly is trying to put together a deal for the 24-year-old’ despite the west London side having no European football to offer next season.