Juventus are planning to acquire PSG star Kylian Mbappe next summer, as reported by Tuttosport.
The Italian newspaper believes that the Serie A champions are attempting to build a budget of €400 million to land the France international that would give a huge blow to Real Madrid and Liverpool’s chances.
It is unlikely that Juventus will be able to have Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo wearing the same jersey, which could potentially put the club to include Ronaldo in any type of deal in order to bring Mbappe in.
Ronaldo currently has two years to run on his contract in Turin, and is reported to be getting more than £500,000-per-week.
As long as they’re paying Ronaldo’s salary, Juventus could struggle to afford Mbappe, as the Frenchman’s next contract – wherever it will be – will likely be one of the richest in world football.
Mbappe on the other hand, has under two years to run on his contract under Paris Saint-Germain, and has reportedly decided he won’t extend his current deal.
Instead, he is said to have told PSG chiefs that he wants them to listen to offers for him next summer as he wants a new challenge.
The youngster is widely regarded as the most valuable player in the world, having broken the world transfer record for a teenager back in 2017 when he cost PSG £160m.
Currently, he has the potential to become the most expensive player of all time, as Tuttosport claims Juventus are ready to shatter the world transfer record to sign him.
If Juventus are to afford Mbappe, they will have to offload unwanted players on high salaries.
After Andrea Pirlo was hired this summer, he set about clearing the squad and cancelled Gonzalo Higuain’s contract, while allowing Douglas Costa, Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi and Mattia De Sciglio to leave.
Now, Paulo Dybala could be the next man to leave, with Italian publication Tutto Mercato Web, via ESPN, claiming Chelsea are looking at the Argentine.
Dybala is out of contract in 2022, and could be sold on the cheap next summer by Juve to avoid losing him on a free.