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Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe will not be joining Manchester United and will remain at Paris Saint-Germain next season, according to French football expert Julien Laurens.

The French World Cup star spent last season on loan at PSG from Monaco but reports suggested that PSG would not be able to pay the £166m signing fee for the youngster due to financial fair play issues.

Manchester United had emerged as an option for the 19-year-old Mbappe but Laurens was speaking to ESPN FC (h/t Daily Star) where he rubbished claims of the French striker leaving PSG.

“PSG have bought him, he’s a PSG player now.

“Yes, there’s Financial Fair Play but PSG need to sell around €60m (£53m) before the end of the month to be all okay for at least this year with FFP.”

To cope with the €60m sale, Laurens claimed that the likes of Javier Pastore and Odsonne Edouard have been sold to AS Roma and Celtic respectively.

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe

Laurens also added that Mbappe wants to remain at PSG next season and that the club don’t want to sell the player at all.

Mbappe would have been an excellent signing for us but it was always going to be tough to sign him from Monaco given that we’d have had to pay a crazy amount to get him.

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The 19-year-old could have been a star for us but it seems he will be turning up in the French capital for a few more years, at least.