PSG players hopeful of Mbappe deal - Marquinhos

Mbappé scored 15 goals in 29 league appearances for Monaco last season

Mbappé scored 15 goals in 29 league appearances for Monaco last season

That means the Paris side will have spent a total of €370 million on Neymar and Mbappe.

And Le Parisien report a deal to end the saga is imminent - with Monaco to receive a fringe player on top of the mammoth fee.

Based on recent reports, Lucas Moura would be the one leaving Paris for Monaco.

PSG's ultimate goal remains Champions League glory - something it was denied a shot at in the last-16 last season, when Neymar inspired Barca to a scarcely believable 6-5 aggregate win after a 4-0 first-leg hammering. There are even rumors that Messi's representatives have opened discussions with Manchester City.

The 18-year-old striker has been one of the main protagonists in this transfer window, with several of the top teams in Europe targeting him.

"There's a lot of talk around him, about whether he will change club or not", the former France captain said. Although according to an anonymous source close to the deal, the move is "close to completion". I hope that he will stay with us.

"If the match took place today (Friday), he would be in it", coach Jardim told reporters.

"When you see Sunday's game, is it useful for Mbappe to come to PSG?"

Among those linked are PSG, who according to reports are closing in on acquiring his services, which according to their Brazilian defender Marquinhos is on everyone's lips.

PSG's move for Neymar was criticised by Bayern Munich CEO Uli Hoeness, who branded the extravagant €222 million spend "a sign of weakness".

For all of the German league's charms, competition certainly isn't one. Everyone has trained well and is in good condition.

"It's management that pays and signs players, it's like that".

Ligue 1 now finds itself standing on the brink of a Bundesliga scenario, in which one team starts the season knowing it will take a miracle for them to fail.

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