Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho Reportedly Eyed by PSG After Neymar Transfer

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2017

Brazil's Neymar (L) and Philippe Coutinho joke during a training in Lima on November 14, 2016 ahead of their WC 2018 qualifier against Peru.  / AFP / LUKA GONZALES        (Photo credit should read LUKA GONZALES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Although they've landed Neymar for a world-record transfer fee, Paris Saint-Germain are said to be ready to spend big again in the transfer window, with Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Monaco's Kylian Mbappe noted as targets.

According to Le Parisien (h/t Jack Bezants of the MailOnline), Mbappe is the man the Ligue 1 side have identified as their next primary signing, and the teenager is said to be keen on playing alongside Neymar.

If they can't prise him away from the Stade Louis II, Coutinho, Neymar's Brazil team-mate, will reportedly be chased.

Even if PSG fail to get any of the two men aforementioned secured, they have already made a huge statement in signing Neymar.

PSG are reportedly ready to move for Mbappe.
PSG are reportedly ready to move for Mbappe.VALERY HACHE/Getty Images

While the club have spent plenty throughout their Qatari ownership, they have not been able to lure one of the very best players in the world to the Parc des Princes. Not only have they done so in securing Neymar, they have taken a key man from one of the biggest clubs in world football.

It's the kind of transfer that'll make everyone in the game sit up and take notice, including other players linked with PSG, like Mbappe.

The interest from the French giants in the young Frenchman makes sense, as he emerged as the most exciting prospect in world football last season.

As these numbers from WhoScored.com show, there is so much composure to Mbappe's game for a young man:

As noted in the piece, PSG would reportedly face serious competition for the teenager. Real Madrid and Manchester City have both been tipped as potential suitors.

There would be merits to remaining in France, though. Not only would it be less daunting for the youngster to stay in the country, it appears PSG are preparing a squad that is ready to dominate for years to come in Ligue 1; they should be extremely competitive in the UEFA Champions League this season, too.

Coutinho has been linked with a move away from Liverpool.
Coutinho has been linked with a move away from Liverpool.Boris Streubel/Getty Images

Additionally, for a vibrant forward like Mbappe, Neymar would be a wonderful partner in the final third. Coutinho, who has linked up with the new PSG No. 10 to great effect at international level, may well be thinking the same thing.

However, as noted by Bleacher Report's Dean Jones, he appears to be edging closer to a move to Barcelona:

It's suggested in the initial report that Mbappe would cost around £160 million to prise away from Monaco, with Coutinho rated at £100 million by the Reds. Needless to say, neither club would be keen to lose their respective star man this summer.

But PSG have shown in their recruitment of Neymar that they have the ambition and financial might to tempt any player in world football to the Parc des Princes.