Do Manchester City have new hope over Kylian Mbappe?

France's national football team's forward Kylian Mbappe signs autographs before a training session at the team's training camp in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on May 24, 2018, near Paris. (...

Manchester City have been given new hope of landing superstar striker Kylian Mbappe by news from France.

France's forward Kylian Mbappe (2R) poses with fans before a training session in Clairefontaine en Yvelines on August 28, 2017, as part of the team's preparation for the FIFA World Cup...

Paris Saint-Germain were unwilling to consider the sale of Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to the club president.

The teenage hotshot propelled himself into the limelight in 2017 when he became the youngest Champions League semi-final goalscorer as part of the Monaco team that shocked Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola was one of many admirers last summer but it was Ligue 1 runners-up PSG that managed to sign the Parisian, initially on a season-long loan before a permanent buy for £165.7m.

But have City been given very real fresh hope of landing their prime target after a breaking news report from France on Thursday night claimed PSG are set to be sanctioned over Financial Fair Play and face having to sell players to balance the books.

Barcelona's Spanish manager Josep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge in London,...

According to reputable source RMC Sport, 'PSG can expect to be sanctioned by UEFA over financial fair play'.

The report states the sanctions will 'push the Parisian leadership to part with some players'.

"The case of PSG is also at the heart of the debates, while the UEFA Executive Committee met on Thursday in the Ukrainian capital to discuss financial fair play... the club of the capital should be well sanctioned," RMC reports.

Monaco's French forward Kylian Mbappe Lottin (L) challenges Manchester City's French defender Bacary Sagna during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match between Monaco and...

"It remains to be seen what sanction will be taken against the PSG. It could take the form of a fine, but also concern the next transfer market. UEFA could decide to have a say on the Paris mercato this summer, certainly asking the PSG sell some players."

The news will be music to the ears of Pep Guardiola and Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak who have stated they must continue to add quality to the Cityzens squad to evolve the team into a dynasty.

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