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Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly willing to part with nine first team players in order to offer Kylian Mbappe wages which are on a level with Neymar.
The Ligue 1 giants have invested heavily in their squad in the past decade since being owned by the Qatar Royal Family, but have opted for a slightly different transfer approach this summer.
Having already completed the free signings of Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum and Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sporting Director Leonardo seemingly wants to keep his best players now.
Having already tied the likes of Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Keylor Navas, Julian Draxler and Juan Bernat to new deals, Marca claim PSG want to secure Mbappe.
The 22-year-old will be a free agent in 2022 and the club do not want to face the prospect of losing one of the their best players for nothing.
In order to put the World Cup winner in a similar pay bracket with the world’s most expensive footballer in history, it is claimed a culling of their bloated 39-man squad could take place this summer.
A report from L’Equipe claims Alphonse Areola will be allowed to leave this summer following the arrival of Donnarumma and the extension of Navas’ contract.
Abdou Diallo and Thilo Kehrer are reportedly available for a transfer following the arrival of Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid, while Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye and Rafinha Alcantara will all be allowed to leave.
Mauro Icardi is up for sale following his 2019 move from Inter Milan, while Pablo Sarabia and Arnaud Kalimuendo would interest suitors across Europe.