Barcelona 'hold shock talks with Kylian Mbappe' to replace Neymar

Barcelona 'hold shock talks with Kylian Mbappe' to replace Neymar

- Talks between Barcelona and Mbappe's agent have so far been successful

- The Spanish side are looking to offer a staggering £160m for the 18-year-old

- Chelsea's Eden Hazard is however seen as Neymar's perfect replacement

- Ernesto Valverde has told board members he wants to sign Hazard and Coutinho

Barcelona have held talks with Kylian Mbappe who they see as a replacement for Neymar who is closing in on a world-record £198million move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar has reportedly agreed a five-year-deal as he draws closer to a move to the French side.

With the money Barcelona are going to receive from the attacker's sale, Barcelona can buy almost any player they seek in world football.

Barcelona 'hold shock talks with Kylian Mbappe' to replace Neymar

Mbappe's agent has spoken to Barcelona and talks have been successful. Photo: Uefa.com

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As such they think they can pip rivals Real Madrid to the signing of Monaco wonder-kid Mbappe.

Monaco do not want to sell another one of their star players having seen Bernadao Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Valerie Germain, Tiemoue Bakayoko leave this summer.

However an offer of around £160m for 18-year-old Mbappe would be too much to turn down by the French champions.

L’Equipe report that talks between Barca and the player’s agent have been successful and they believe he would move to Spain despite having a new contract offer on the table.

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The 18-year-old is one of Europe’s most wanted stars having bagged 26 goals in all competitions last season.

Boss Ernesto Valverde is also looking to sign both Philippe Coutinho and Eden Hazard to bolster his attack.

Barca are lining up a £100m move for Chelsea's Eden Hazard with the Belgian seen as the perfect replacement for Neymar on the left flank but Blues are not willing to sell.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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