PSG to build around Mbappe, look for Neymar and Messi exits

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There are still more than three months remaining on the season but PSG, mired in a pretty mediocre campaign, are already planning for what might be ahead of them. In other words: expect a heavy facelift if the latest reports are to be believed.

Just on Monday, after a miraculous PSG win over Lille (4-3) coming from behind after having led 2-0 at the Parc des Princes, French newspaper L'Equipe leaked a partial list of players already being tracked by PSG's sporting advisor Luis Campos.

The list kept growing as the day advanced, with multiple names getting added to it every passing hour. There were as many as five identified targets by the end of the day, all of them under the "accomplished, young Frenchman" targeted profile.

After those reports emerged, Fabrice Hawkins of RMC Sport added wood to the fire with his own particular information. According to Hawkins, "some members of the board of PSG are thinking of breaking up the MNM" already given the bad results obtained this season.

PSG would prioritize keeping Kylian Mbappe over retaining Neymar and Lionel Messi

Hawkins clarifies that there is one certainty, though, and that is that "Kylian Mbappe will always be at the center of the project" built by PSG. That, by extension, means that Paris Saint-Germain will be open to selling Neymar and letting Lionel Messi leave for free next summer (his contract runs out next June).

That is hardly surprising, of course, considering that Mbappe has yet to reach his peak while Neymar and Messi are both in the declining stages of their respective careers. In the case of Neymar, particularly, he's also battled multiple injuries and might miss the most important game of the PSG season once more this year.

The RMC Sport reporter also mentioned that "PSG won't make decisions in haste" while also saying that "Lionel Messi's extension is currently under discussion" between the player's entourage and the board of Paris Saint-Germain.

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According to Le Parisien, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi "has never been a supporter of [Christophe Galtier's] appointment," acknowledging that it was a decision made by sporting advisor Luis Campos.

Now, with both men feeling the heat more and more each passing week, rumors have turned it all up a notch moving from involving members to the staff to players, including those part of the feared MNM.