Manchester City planning to beat Real Madrid for the signing of Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain
Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain - IMAGO / Xinhua

City owner Sheikh Mansour has given the go-ahead for Pep Guardiola to sign the PSG forward.

Manchester City have entered the race for PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, who is also a top target for Real Madrid.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Pep Guardiola has been given the go-ahead by City’s billionaire owner Shiekh Mansour to beat Spanish giants for the signing of Mbappe.

Mbappe was subject to exit speculations during the final week of the summer transfer window, with Los Blancos looking keen on his transfer.

However, the Spanish club’s efforts to lure the French World Cup winner went in vain after PSG refused to accept a whopping offer of 170m euros.

With only less than a year left in his current deal, PSG’s chances of keeping Mbappe is slimmer while the player also appears to be reluctant to pen a contract extension.

Madrid are waiting on the wings to reach a pre-contract with the 22-year-old in January but Man City could throw a spanner in their works.

Like the Spanish giants, the Sky Blues also failed to land their top target Harry Kane in the transfer window due to Tottenham’s reluctance to sell him in the summer.

Pep Guardiola also recently spoke about the pressing issue of a top-class striker, who can be a long-term successor to City legend Sergio Aguero.

City have been dominating the Premier League scenes over the last few seasons however they are currently missing the services of a prolific goal scorer. 

Mbappe can be the answer to their striker woes as the Paris Saint-Germain ace has established himself as one of the best players in the world at the moment. Having ended up contributing more than 40 goals for PSG last term, the former Monaco star has gotten off to a blistering start to the new season, racking up 4 goals and 3 assists in 7 games in Ligue 1 so far. 

The Premier League Champions have reportedly abandoned the plans for Kane in the next summer window and are looking for alternatives elsewhere.

It will be interesting to see who would come out as the winners in the transfer tussle between Los Blancos and City.