Paris Saint-Germain suffered a huge blow in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. After knocking reigning champs Bayern Munich out, the French side was in high spirits hoping to finally be crowned in Europe, until Manchester City put those aspirations to an end. Following another season in which they came up short to succeed on the international stage, big changes could be looming around. Kylian Mbappe might be parting ways with the Parisians, and Mohamed Salah would be on target to fill his shoes.
Ever since the 22-year-old rose to stardom, first with Monaco and later in Paris, he has been linked with other giants, especially with Real Madrid. It's no secret that Mbappe has been under the Merengues' radar for a long time, and after another PSG failure in the UCL, the young sensation could be fulfilling his dream move.
Meanwhile, the French club's board reportedly sees Liverpool and Egypt winger Mohamed Salah as a potential candidate to replace him. The two-time Premier League top scorer is reportedly open to leaving Merseyside soon, with Paris eager to land him.
Salah's signing with PSG depends on Mbappe's future
The shocking elimination at the hands of the Citizens had a tough impact at the Parc des Princes. All of a sudden, two of their main star's renewals aren't guaranteed anymore. Neymar was expected to sign a long-term deal, but talks seem to be halted right now, and Mbappe's situation seems even more complicated.
His contract expires in 2022, forcing both the club and player to make a decision as soon as possible. Any team would have him in their sights, but Real Madrid seem to be the strongest candidate to persuade Mbappe. The striker didn't play in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals and he could be forcing for a move at the end of the season, probably with the Blancos as his desired destination.
According to Le Parisien, Paris Saint-Germain have Mohamed Salah on their plans for next season, as long as Mbappe is sold. Following a tough season for the Reds, who were beaten in the UCL quarterfinals and were unable to retain their PL crown, the Egyptian would be willing to leave Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp's side suddenly fell apart this term, as it stands seventh in the table. The powerful team that the German coach built a few seasons ago lost its strength and key players like Salah could be negotiated from now on. The No. 11 even expressed his concern a few days ago to Sky Sports: "Nobody is talking to me about that, so I can't say much. No one in the club is talking to me about anything, so I don't know."
Salah's deal with Liverpool runs out in 2023, but his time in Merseyside could be over soon. The winger has been putting pressure to sign a new deal, but the club seems reluctant to satisfy his demands. With Paris Saint-Germain showing interest, it would make sense that the Egyptian finally leaves Anfield, where things have changed this season.