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The Ligue 1 heavyweights meet with Toffees star representatives over the chance of him replacing the French superstar at the Parc des Princes
Paris Saint-Germain have contacted Richarlison’s agents over a potential move to the Everton striker if Kylian Mbappe is eventually sold to Real Madrid in this transfer window, Goal understand.
Ligue 1 heavyweights have averted an initial offer and seen a second from Los Blancos now for the French international, who has indicated a desire to advance to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The loss of the striker would leave a gaping hole in Mauricio Pochettino’s arsenal, despite Lionel Messi’s arrival this summer, and now the club appear to have identified their first-choice replacement if they choose to cash in on Mbappe.
What has happened?
Goal can confirm that PSG have taken a step to speak with the Brazilian star’s representatives with a view to recruiting him as a replacement should Mbappe leave the Parc des Princes.
The Toffees star has been a prominent performer for Everton ever since arriving at Merseyside and gaining acclaim at home and abroad for his achievements.
His management is expected to sit down with PSG this weekend to discuss details.
Benitez rules out Brazilian exit
Although PSG may have named Richarlison as their favorite Mbappe replacement, they face a battle to pry the Selecao star away from Goodison Park, with coach Rafa Benitez determined to stay on the books.
“We are not considering selling him,” the Spaniard said at a news conference ahead of Toffees’ trip to Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
“He is our player, we are really happy with him, really happy and hopefully he can score many goals this year for us.”
The bigger picture
Mbappe’s future looks set to be the final twist in a busy summer transfer window that has seen some of the world’s biggest players swap clubs.
Despite the arrival of idol Messi to the French capital, the forward appears to be ready to move to Madrid, entering a new chapter after Zinedine Zidane’s second exit.
Should he move, he will become one of the most expensive football transfers ever.