Man City chief offers updates on Mbappe and Messi

Date published: Friday 25th August 2017 9:41

Manchester City accept they will not be able to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco this summer.

Mbappe has been targeted by most of Europe’s biggest clubs, with City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid most-heavily linked.

PSG were reported to be edging closer to a deal for the 18-year-old, while City have now admitted defeat, for this summer at least.

“We are out of the race,” ¬†said City¬†director of football Txiki Begiristain said.

“It is impossible to do it with the timing remaining.”

City also retain a long-standing interest in Lionel Messi, but Begiristain accepts a deal for the Barcelona megastar is unlikely.

“Messi is staying at Barcelona, for sure,” he said.

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