Mbappe, who himself joined Paris Saint-Germain on loan from AS Monaco on the last week of the transfer window, hails from Paris, and was raised as a PSG supporter and the player has made no secret of that fact.
While Barca could pay almost €150m for Dembele in total, that fee is set to be eclipsed by the €180m PSG are set to pay Monaco for Mbappe next summer.
"We weighed up the advantages and disadvantages of all the clubs but my family told me it had to be my decision and one I needed to make".
Mbappe was in the thick of the action, combined well with his new attacking partners and touched a lot of balls.
The away side's opener came when Cavani latched on to Neymar's exquisite 31st-minute pass, delivered nonchalantly with the outside of the boot, and rounded the goalkeeper, Eiji Kawashima.
"Or for individual reasons, such as maybe he wants to become the player that the team turns around, and to be acknowledged as the best player in the world".
"I think good players like to play with good players and Kylian made a good start". "But what I must think about is working hard and following my own pathway and not thinking about people who compare you to other players".
"I was coming from my grassroots, amateur club". For me he is in the 10 per cent. We have to maintain the control of financial management of the clubs. "We wanted to limit (PSG) to as few goals as possible but it was hard".
"I didn't say no to him [Guardiola] but I said no to Manchester City".