PSG close to €180m deal for Mbappe

PSG close to €180m deal for Mbappe

Barcelona said there is nothing strange about the situation and that the wait is due to the banks, which have to make the 222 million euros available in the club's account before the transfer is authorized.

Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona's first target to replace Neymar this summer is hoping Borussia Dortmund will allow him to join the Spanish giants.

PSG wanted Neymar to start the season last week at the Parc des Princes against Amiens but his debut was delayed because his international transfer certificate (ITC) had not been received by the French League on time.

French giants Paris Saint-Germain have followed up their world-record signing of Neymar by landing French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe for a staggering £160million.

There has been speculation in France that Barcelona slowed down the whole process as a retaliation measure against PSG after the French league club lured one of its three biggest stars out of the Camp Nou. News that will be welcomed by the auditors at Uefa, who will have their work cut out investigating PSG's finances if the Mbappe deal does turn out to be genuine. That used to be an outrageous amount. Where we want to go and where this should stop.

The Spanish boss added: "He's feeling good in training, we've worked on tactics and dead-ball situations". These hero stories - that one is better than everyone and so on - I don't think that Neymar had that specific idea.

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Guingamp's former PSG youth academy graduate, Jordan Ikoko, summed up the occasion of Neymar's debut quite well when speaking with L'Equipe earlier in the week.

Guingamp know to expect the unexpected from Neymar, but can the same be said of the 25-year-old toward his maiden Ligue 1 opponents?

Neymar was unveiled to the PSG fans on Saturday, but watched from the stands as his new team started its league campaign with a 2-0 win. I do not doubt that this will be quickly solved.