A third Real Madrid offer for Kylian Mbappe could trigger an approach for Everton forward Richarlison from PSG, according to The Athletic’s Adam Crafton.
Le Parisien (via Get French Football News) reported last week that PSG had rejected a second approach for Mbappe, this time worth up to €180million (£154.6million) when bonuses were factored in.
Mbappe is into the final 12 months of his contract at the Parc des Princes, and so as it stands he would be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a new club when January rolls around.
Crafting, speaking on The Athletic‘s deadline day broadcast, says ‘there are still people who think’ Real will return with another bid for the Frenchman.
And that could set off ‘a chain of events’ as PSG scramble for replacement in the trading time that remains. For ‘certain people’, Richarlison would be preferred option.
Crafton does stress that this seems ‘unrealistic’ at this moment in time, but ‘there’s still this anxiety’ that there may be a late ‘sting in the tail’.
Everton are actually in a decent position here. If PSG cave in and accept a bid of close to €200million, the Blues will be able to demand a frankly ridiculous sum themselves, given the funds then available in Paris and the fact that Richarlison has a contract until 2024.
That could well put the Parisians off, either permanently or until a future window.
It’s too late in the day for Everton to be playing ball, with no guarantee they’d be able to find a replacement of their own, that is unless they receive an offer simply too good to refuse.
In other news, Everton are working on this transfer.
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