Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly lining up a shock move for Everton striker Richarlison as rumours swirl over Kylian Mbappe's future.
Mbappe, 22, has less than 12 months to run on his current contract at Parc des Princes and is said to have turned down a new deal as he eyes a dream move to Real Madrid.
RMC Sport have revealed that PSG are considering selling the Frenchman this summer instead of letting him leave for free next year – helping to recoup some of the £130.5 million they spent on him in 2018.
If the striker departs before the transfer window closes, PSG will be forced to enter the market for a new goalscorer – and Everton centre-forward Richarlison is near the top of their list.
The sensational report comes via RMC, who claim PSG have already 'made contract' with Richarlison with a view to a deal should Mbappe depart for Real Madrid.
A move for the Toffees No.7 has also been back by Neymar, who has played alongside him for Brazil.
Everton fans are understandably worried by the latest developments and have taken to Twitter to voice their concern.
One wrote: "If at the end of the window Richarlison is at PSG whilst Moise Kean is at Everton I give up."
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While someone else said: "Nothing would be more “Everton” is If we sell Richarlison to PSG so Liverpool can sign Mbappe."
Despite those reports, Mbappe remains a PSG player and boss Mauricio Pochettino still believes that will be the case come the end of the transfer window.
Speaking last week, he said: "I think he's very good, he's working hard to have a good season. As I've said in recent weeks, Kylian is our player and I don't see why he wouldn't be with us this season.
"This period is part of football, a lot of things are said, some things happen and others never do.
"The most important thing is that Kylian is very calm. He has a year left on his contract, he's a PSG player. We're happy with him and, from what I see, he's also happy with us."
Pochettino's comments echo those of club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who told reporters at Lionel Messi's unveiling that Mbappe isn't going anywhere.
"We know his future, he has already said he doesn't want to leave the team and he will stay," Al-Khelaifi said.
"He said he wanted a competitive team, and you can't have a more competitive team [than what we have here].
"He has no reason to do anything other than stay. He is Parisian and has a winning mentality. He's one of our players."
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