PSG president is ‘2,000%’ certain Neymar & Mbappe will stay

President Nasser Al-Khelaifi is adamant that Paris Saint-Germain will not be required to sell either Neymar or Kylian Mbappe due to the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

The Ligue 1 champions have been under investigation by UEFA for their mega spending spree in recent years.

Clubs in Europe are not permitted to exceed certain spending limits and PSG’s got under the spotlight by forking out a world-record transfer fee of €222m to sign Neymar from Barcelona in the summer of 2017.

The Parisians then followed that up by signing Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco on an initial season-long loan deal before activating their buy option last summer for €180m.

PSG have frequently denied any wrongdoing in regards to claims they’ve breached UEFA’s FFP rules, which has prompted concern over the long-term futures of Neymar and Mbappe as it could force them to sell their star duo.

And Al-Khelaifi has retaliated that PSG will not be cashing in on Neymar and Mbappe in order to comply with the FFP rules.

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“It’s not 100 per cent, but 2,000 per cent,” Al-Khelafi told Le Parisien on whether Neymar or Mbappe will remain at PSG.

“They will stay in Paris. Many media, especially in France, claim that we would need to sell Neymar or Kylian. I want to confirm that Kylian and Neymar will stay here.

“Of course, we want to buy, staying within the framework of Financial Fair Play. We are confident. We have the means to recruit.”

La Liga president Tebas confirmed that he had asked the UEFA to reopen the case involving PSG after the European football governing body had decided to end their investigation, which had begun in September 2017.

“It’s true that at the start of the summer, we asked Uefa to reopen the investigation into PSG,” said Tebas.

PSG will be in action today in a Ligue 1 match against Nimes at home with kick-off set for 5:00 PM (CET).

BELGRADE, SERBIA – DECEMBER 11: Neymar (L) and Kylian Mbappe (R) of Paris Saint-Germain warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint-Germain at Rajko Mitic Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

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