Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues STILL IN FOR THE Kyl CITY, PSG AND REAL 'IN THE HEAD' OF FRENCH FORWARD

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues STILL IN FOR THE Kyl CITY, PSG AND REAL 'IN THE HEAD' OF FRENCH FORWARD

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CITY are one of three clubs still in the hunt for Monaco's teen sensation Kylian Mbappe.

That is the view of Paris Saint-Germain football director Luis Fernandez, who names the Blues, along with his own club and Real Madrid, as being the teams "in the head" of the France international.

City have made no secret of their wish to sign the 18-year-old, although three weeks ago they were close to admitting defeat, believing that Madrid had clinched the deal.

But with no move materialising, Fernandez has re-ignited the chase by claiming Mbappe's future is still up in the air - and that he could even stay another season at Monaco.

That looked less likely at the weekend, after Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim left the player on the bench for their league win over Dijon, saying it was a "club decision".

The £198m fee PSG have paid for Neymar may have muddied the waters - Madrid were said to be prepared to pay around £150m for Mbappe, but Neymar's fee has moved the bar up a notch or two. …

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