The summer transfer window of the English Premier League slammed the doors shut on Thursday(9th August). During the transfer window, Manchester United could just sign Lee Grant, Diogo Dalot and Fred. Inability sign a central defender increased the frustrations of Mourinho and fumed over Woodward in the press conference. On the final day of the transfer window, Manchester United were linked with many players like Yerry Mina of Barcelona, Toby Alderweild of Tottenham, Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng. The Red Devils’s even got their bid rejected for Diego Godin of Athletico Madrid. But what about, Kylian Mbappe to Manchester United?
After the transfer window ended, here comes an exceptional and sensational report about the United’s business. On Saturday, a multinational sports outlet has claimed that Manchester United made an approach to sign Kylian Mbappé during this summer’s transfer window. The 19-year-old French international was instrumental for France as they claimed only their second ever World Cup title in Russia. Initially, Real Madrid were believed to be the main club courting after his services, however, a story in the Mirror has indicated that José Mourinho’s men asked after his services as well.
The Mirror reported that the Red Devils contacted Paris Saint-Germain just days after the World Cup final in Moscow to see if the French League giants would be willing to sell Kylian Mbappe to Manchester United for €180m. The reports in Express also states that after signing Neymar from Barcelona, PSG had to balance their balance books. The Ligue 1 giants also shelled out £166m to sign Kylian Mbappe but, to comply with FFP regulations, the France international was expected to leave. Mbappe penetrated onto the scene for Monaco in 2017, scoring 26 goals from 44 games as they AS Monaco the title.
However, in the end, PSG rejected the bid, who told United that they would not be selling Mbappé “at any price.”