Kylian Mbappe ‘getting closer’ to Real Madrid move next summer with Paris Saint-Germain ‘pessimistic’ over their chances of getting the French star to sign a new contract as they look set to lose him on a free
- Kylian Mbappe is in the final year of his deal and is interested in Real Madrid
- The Spanish giants had two mega-money offers rejected for him by PSG
- Mbappe looks set though to join Madrid for nothing at the end of his contract
- PSG are ‘pessimistic’ over their chances of signing Mbappe to a new deal
- Mbappe will be free to speak to clubs over a pre-transfer in January
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly pessimistic over their chances of signing Kylian Mbappe to a new contract.
Mbappe is in the final year of his deal at the Parc des Princes and could leave the club for nothing at the end of the season.
Real Madrid made two mega-money offers for Mbappe over the summer transfer window, though PSG did not respond to their bids of £137m and £154m.
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is getting closer to a move to Real Madrid
AS Sport have reported that Mbappe is ‘getting closer’ to the Santiago Bernabeu, with his heart set on a move to Real Madrid.
In October, Mbappe confirmed that he had asked to leave PSG in the summer, but the club refused to do so.
Despite his wishes to join Madrid, PSG were said to have been optimistic in August over their chances of keeping the Frenchman, as they looked to make him the highest-paid member of a squad which also consists Lionel Messi and Neymar.
PSG are not optimistic over their chances of signing Mbappe to a new deal at the club
Mbappe looks set to leave the Parc des Princes for nothing next summer despite Real Madrid’s two prior bids
However, there is now just over a month to go to try and convince Mbappe to stay, before he can speak to foreign clubs over a pre-contract agreement at the start of January.
The club don’t have long left and Mbappe has rejected all offers which have been put on his table since his arrival from Monaco in 2017.
Losing one of the best young players in world football would obviously come as a huge blow for the French giants.
While Lionel Messi has struggled to hit the ground running in Paris and Neymar has under-performed this season, Mbappe has been in excellent form so far this campaign.
Mbappe has scored nine goals in 18 appearances across all competitions, also providing 12 assists.
Speaking to French outlet RMC Sport in October, he said: ‘I asked to leave, because from the moment I did not want to extend, I wanted the club to have a transfer fee to have a quality replacement.
Mbappe has his heart set on joining Real Madrid and admitted he asked to leave PSG in the summer
‘It is a club which brought me a lot, I have always been happy, the four years that I spent here, and I still am.
‘I announced it early enough that the club can turn around. I wanted everyone to come out grown up, to leave hand in hand, to make a good deal, and I respected that. I said, ”if you don’t want me to leave, I will stay”.’
The France star also furiously hit back at suggestions that he only tried to force a move to LaLiga in the final week of the transfer window.
PSG sporting director Leonardo accused the 13-time European champions of ‘illegal and disrespectful behaviour’ after their first bid, and added the proposal ‘seems like a strategy from Real to get us to say ”no” and then to say that they did everything to get him before getting him on a free.’