Few Newspapers, TV shows and social networks have been flooded with rumors and speculation about the future of Kylian Mbappé for some time now. He has reiterated more than once that he has not yet decided what he will do when the season is over, but that moment is getting closer and closer and the parties involved are very nervous.
Real Madrid fear the same thing will happen in 2022, when they appeared to have agreed to sign the striker and he eventually decided to extend his contract at Paris Saint-Germain. This is why they are said to be analyzing other alternatives such as Erling Haaland, Victor Osimhen and Lautaro Martinez. And Liverpool are also waiting, as Mohamed Salah is likely to leave for Saudi Arabia at the end of this season and will need a replacement.
But undoubtedly those who are in a more awkward position are PSG. They depend on Mbappé on the pitch to fulfill their goals of winning Ligue 1 and competing in the Champions League. So if they can’t count on him next season, they need to know as soon as possible. While club owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has remained silent on the matter, he is reportedly preparing a plan B.
According to Telefoot, the French side have targeted Rafael Lea as a priority for the summer transfer window. He is one of the stars of Italy’s Serie A and his performances at AC Milan have attracted the attention of several European giants such as Newcastle. In addition, PSG sporting director Luis Campos knows him well, as he was the one who decided to sign the Portuguese winger to Lille in 2018, when he was playing for Sporting Lisbon.
Report: PSG are interested in Rafael Leao
AC Milan know they have one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe and they won’t just let him go. Although specialist website Transfermarkt values Rafael Leao at almost $100 million, his exit clause from the Italian side is much higher. According to AS, the amount PSG will need to buy him is $190 million.