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PSG round-up: Mbappe left out of Japan tour, first bid for Bono, Hojlund talks

Another day, another major event in Kylian Mbappe’s transfer saga at Paris Saint-Germain.

While the latest development brings him closer to an exit than ever, PSG are busily trying to strengthen their squad.

Here’s the latest news from the Parc de Princes.

Mbappe left out of Japan pre-season tour as exit speculation escalates

Les Parisiens have excluded Mbappe from the squad travelling to Japan for their pre-season camp.

PSG have been at odds with Mbappe since he revealed he would not sign a contract extension.

The decision dismayed the Ligue 1 giants as they went to great lengths to persuade Mbappe to stay with the club, handing him a highly lucrative contract.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has maintained that Mbappe must extend his contract to continue at the club or he will be sold this summer.

Mbappe is adamant about continuing at PSG and fulfilling his contract until next summer.

According to L’Equipe, PSG believe the forward has a pre-agreement with his long-time suitors Real Madrid over a potential free transfer in 2024.

The pre-season snub serves as a warning to Mbappe that an exit is on the cards if he doesn’t change his stance.

PSG table first bid for Yassine Bounou

PSG have tabled their first bid for Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou ahead of a potential summer move.

As reported by Foot Mercato, Les Parisiens have offered €12 million plus bonuses for the goalie – €3m less than Sevilla’s valuation.

PSG undoubtedly have a great chance to strike a deal due to Sevilla’s dire financial situation.

The 32-year-old has established himself as one of the best keepers in Europe after a sensational 2022/23 campaign.

He helped Sevilla win the Europa League and starred as Morocco reached the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in history.

PSG must be aware of the competition from Manchester United and Bayern Munich for Bono.

Luis Enrique is scouring the market for a new shot-stopper as he is reportedly not a fan of Gianluigi Donnarumma and wants an upgrade on him.

PSG enter talks for Man Utd target Hojlund

PSG have entered talks to sign Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund as they try to thwart Manchester United’s pursuit, according to L’Equipe.

Having crossed off Victor Osimhen and Randal Kolo Muani from their list of potential striker targets, Les Parisiens have finally set their sights on Hojlund.

PSG are ready to shell out more than €60 million for the Danish striker, which could give them an advantage over Man United, who have reportedly agreed personal terms with the young forward.

Dusan Vlahovic has also been heavily linked with a move to the Parc des Princes, but PSG are looking to withdraw their pursuit due to concerns over his fitness.

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