PSG Transfer News Roundup: Mauricio Pochettino delighted with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe; Parisians plotting swap deal for Napoli star, and more

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Lionel Messi scored a brace to help PSG secure a hard-fought come-from-behind win over RB Leipzig. The Argentinean has been in blistering form in the Champions League this season even though he is yet to open his Ligue 1 account.

PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino is impressed with Lionel Messi’s budding partnership with Kylian Mbappe. Meanwhile, the Parisians are plotting a swap deal for a Nigerian striker who plays for Napoli.

On that note, here’s a look at the key PSG transfer stories as on 21st October 2021.

Mauricio Pochettino delighted with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe

Mauricio Pochettino is pleased with the budding relationship between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappehailed his dynamic duo after the game, saying that he can count on them to find solutions in difficult games.

“In games where it is difficult to find collective solutions, that’s when you can count on players like them. Talent is easily found; we just need time for that automatism to come back more easily,” said Pochettino.

PSG plotting player-plus-cash deal for Victor Osimhen

PSG are plotting a player plus-cash-deal involving Mauro Icardi for Napoli star Victor Osimhen.Soccernet via Calciomercato.

The Argentinean is no longer indispensable at the Parc des Princes, so PSG are looking to move him on. Icardi’s recent personal problems have only added to his woes, so a fresh start could work best for all parties.

PSG have identified Osimhen as an ideal replacement for the Argentinean. The Nigerian has been on fire this season, scoring eight goals from nine appearances. He cost Napoli a lot of money in 2020, so the Parisians hope that by including Icardi in a deal, they might have to shell out less for Osimhen.

Barcelona planning to lure Kylian Mbappe with blockbuster signing bonus

Barcelona are planning to sign Kylian Mbappe next summer.Give Me Sport via AS.

The Frenchman’s current deal with PSG expires next summer, and he is yet to sign a new deal with them. Real Madrid are plotting a Bosman move for Mbappe next year, but the Blaugrana have now entered the fray.

Madrid appear to be the favourites for the Frenchman’s signature. However, Barcelona are hoping to win the race for the PSG star by offering him a €90 million signing bonus.

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