Paris SG wants (again) to prepare for the future. Foot Mercato ensures this Friday that the Rouge et Bleu have not abandoned the Leny Yoro (18 years old) track. Luis Campos, the strategic advisor of the French capital club, is reportedly pushing to recruit the promising central defender from LOSC by the end of January. The Frenchman would even be the “priority” of the Parisian management, who would not have hesitated to put his other files on “stand-by”. The Mastiffs would be willing to let their nugget go for almost €50 million. Will Parisians accept this price?
Thursday evening, our colleagues from RMC announced that PSG was ready to offer an astronomical salary to Kylian Mbappé. The figure of 400 million over 4 years, or €100 million per season, while it currently reaches around 60 million euros gross, has been launched. A colossal sum, which he will never receive elsewhere in Europe. For comparison, Real Madrid, who continue to dream of his arrival, would offer him around €30 million per season.
Recently fired from AS Rome, José Mourinho could (already) bounce back...in Saudi Arabia. The daily Asharq Al-Awsat, taken up by AS among others, announces that the “Special One” has concluded a verbal agreement with the Saudi group Al-Shabab. Negotiations are expected to continue (and be finalized) in the coming hours. Among the White Lions, the Portuguese coach could find players well known in Europe like Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, Ever Banega or Romain Saïss. Al-Shabab is currently in 11th place in the Saudi Pro League.
While rumors assured that his future was uncertain, Karim Benzema should indeed continue in Saudi Arabia. The Frenchman’s entourage would have assured L’Équipe that he “will stay at Al-Ittihad 100%”. Furthermore, the 2022 Ballon d'Or should return to training with the Yellow and Black this Friday, after being blocked for several days in Mauritius due to Cyclone Belal. As a reminder, “KM9” has not been spared criticism (in particular) about its level of performance (9 goals, 5 assists in 15 Saudi Pro League matches) since its arrival in the Arabian Peninsula last summer.
There is no shortage of suitors. In the little papers of Olympique Lyonnais, Saïd Benrahma would also interest Olympique de Marseille. RMC Sport reveals that the Marseille team would have offered a loan with an option to purchase in order to secure its services. An offer rejected by West Ham who would prefer a dry sale. “OM has not made a second offer for the moment”, specify our colleagues. Aged 28, the Algerian is lacking playing time with the Hammers (13 appearances in the Premier League, 1 goal).
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