Manchester United have reportedly held an interest in the rather ambitious transfer of Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe this summer.
However, according to the Daily Mirror, the Red Devils failed with an approach for the £160million man when they stepped up that interest in the transfer window just gone.
This certainly would have been a game-changing signing if United had pulled it off, but it’s little surprise PSG had no interest in letting their star player go.
United’s interest in Mbappe seemed to intensify after the 19-year-old’s stunning form for France at the World Cup this summer, in which he scored in their final victory over Croatia.
There’s no doubt Mbappe could vastly improve this MUFC outfit, though one would have to wonder why he’d be keen to move at all, to be honest.
PSG look a club on the up with big names like Neymar and Marco Verratti on their books as they look in good shape to challenge for the Champions League before long.
United, meanwhile, have largely gone backwards since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and don’t even play particularly exciting or ambitious football under Jose Mourinho.
Mbappe makes sense as a target for the Premier League giants, but he’d probably be better off staying where he is.
It remains to be seen if United could rekindle their interest in the teenager in the future.