Premier League giants Chelsea are the latest club to throw their hat in the ring for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.
The subject of frontman Mbappe’s future, of course, has taken its place centre stage in the European media headlines once more over the course of the last week.
This comes on the back of a bombshell announcement on the part of PSG.
Evidently fed up with the behaviour of their one-time talisman, the capital giants first revealed that Mbappe had been omitted from new boss Luis Enrique’s pre-season squad.
And such news was swiftly followed by confirmation on the part of a whole host of sources that the 24-year-old has officially been placed on the transfer market.
This decision on the part of Nasser Al-Khelaifi and co. comes after Mbappe made clear his intention to see out the remaining year of his contract, before taking his talents to Spain with Real Madrid in the summer of 2024.
Understandably keen to secure some form of return for one of world football’s best, though, PSG, it would appear, have no intention of acquiescing to Mbappe’s demands.
In turn, a whole host of clubs have moved to make their interest in the World Cup winner known.
Saudi giants Al Hilal, for one, actually saw a record-breaking €300 million offer accepted by the Parc des Princes brass, only for Mbappe to refuse to enter into discussions over the terms of a contract.
The likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona and Arsenal, meanwhile, have all too been tipped as potential landing spots.
And, as alluded to above, on Sunday, yet another of the continent’s giants have, allegedly, ignited a move of their own.
The outfit in question? Chelsea.
As per a report from Duncan Castles of the Daily Record:
‘Chelsea are attempting to negotiate a cash-plus-player deal to bring Kylian Mbappe to the English Premier League this summer.’
The advances of the Blues, it is understood, have been encouraged by PSG, who have already entered into discussions with Todd Boehly.
It now remains to be seen whether the offer put forth will be of interest to the French champions.