Florentino Pérez has approximately 300 million euros ready to sign either Neymar or Kylian Mbappe. Real Madrid's president has put a block on all potential deals as he awaits UEFA's verdict, and possible punishment, into whether or not PSG broke Financial Fair Play rules. It was LaLiga chief Javier Tebas who demanded that the governing body look into the finances to check whether everything was above board.
Madrid are waiting for UEFA to decide the punishment, which will come before the 31st August, and could see PSG banned from making any transfers and potentially obligated to sell a star player in order to balance their books. The motive behind the investigation is related to payments made to the club, via Qatar bank, which were then allegedly used to sign Neymar and Mbappe.
psg must pay 180 MILLON for MBAPPÉ
Next week PSG have to pay Monaco €180m to make Mbappe's move to the club permanent. The French champions must also bring in €90m this summer to offset the their current balance. The red numbers are accumulating but the situation might not be as bad as some fear. Even if the books show them making a loss, there's still plenty of time for them to even out the figures without being forced to cash in on either Neymar or Mbappe just yet.
Although UEFA can't ban PSG from signing players, only FIFA can, they could block PSG from making the payment to Monaco for Mbappe and as such force the youngster to return to Monaco. This is according to 'AS', who claim Madrid are hopeful this might be the case so they could agree a deal with Monaco to bring in Mbappe before the transfer window closes.
PSG might decide to sell Neymar for €300m to clear their debt and any question of financial doping. They could also avoid any sanction if they're able to prove the sponsorship deals are genuine and that the payments by Qatar bank weren't used to sign players.