Paris Saint-Germain are set to launch an extraordinary late move to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland before the transfer window deadline.
PSG are set to accept a €180m offer from Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe after the forward expressed a desire to leave for the Bernabeu, the France international into the final season of his contract at the club.
Haaland has now emerged as a transfer target for the Ligue 1 side and the Telegraph are reporting that PSG are prepared to reinvest the Mbappe fee into the signing of the Norway international.
The 21-year-old is amongst the most sought-after talents in world football and has scored 62 goals in just 63 appearances since signing for Dortmund, including finishing as the leading scorer in last season’s Champions League.
Dortmund have insisted that the forward is not for sale this summer, though could be persuaded by a mega-money bid from the French capital, given a €75m (£64m) release clause becomes active in Haaland’s contract next summer.
A potential deal for Haaland would cap one of the most astonishing transfer windows of all time, with Lionel Messi having left Barcelona for PSG and deals for Cristiano Ronaldo and Mbappe both expected in the coming days.
It would also serve a huge blow to a number of Premier League sides, including Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool, who have all been linked with the prolific forward.
PSG have enjoyed an incredible summer transfer window to date and have added Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wjnaldum, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma to the signing of Messi, with the potential arrival of Haaland providing Mauricio Pochettino’s side with arguably the most talented squad in Europe.
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Author: Harry Diamond