PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN will reportedly move to sign Jadon Sancho if star striker Kylian Mbappe fails to pen a new contract.
Mbappe’s current deal with the French champions – who he joined in August 2017 – is set to expire next summer.
The France international has flirted with a move away from the Parc des Princes and has shown little sign of committing his long-term future to the Parisians.
And with Mbappe not making his intentions for the future clear, The Athletic claims PSG have identified England international Sancho as a replacement for the World Cup winner.
PSG’s reported interest in signing Sancho will be a blow to Premier League big boys Manchester United.
The Red Devils are long-term admirers of the 21-year-old, who they tried to sign last summer, and are said to still be interested in acquiring his services.
United will be hoping Mbappe pens a new deal with PSG in order to avoid a battle with the Qatari-owned club.
Talks are ongoing between the Ligue 1 giants and Mbappe’s representatives.
And PSG chief Mauricio Pochettino is optimistic the 22-year-old will pen a new deal with the club.
When asked about the recent speculation surrounding Mbappe’s future, the Argentine said: “It’s something we are used to.
“When we talk about top clubs and top players like Kylian Mbappe who is at international level, there will always be rumours.
“The most important thing is that Kylian is quiet.
“He is quiet and focused on the team and helping them achieve their goals.
“Kylian is very mature, despite his age.
“Both club and player are trying to come to an agreement that will see Kylian stay with us for a long time.
“It’s the desire of the club and we are working on everything.
“You cannot control what happens outside. Does it have any effect on the players’ performance or the atmosphere of the team? Zero, no consequences.”
News of PSG’s supposed interest in signing Sancho comes after the winger’s return to training ahead of Dortmund’s Champions League clash with Manchester City.
The former City academy star completed sprints and ball drills during an individual session at Dortmund’s Brackel training centre on Sunday.
Dortmund will welcome Pep Guardiola’s side to the Westfalenstadion on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.
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