Real Madrid have been long admirers of Kylian Mbappe and saw a bid of about £200 million turned down by the Parisian club in the summer. With Mbappe into the final year of his contract, Los Blancos are confident of landing the French star. The Madrid giants remain hopeful that Mbappe will turn down every offer made to him by PSG so they can land the player on a free.
Real Madrid's hopes haved to fade with comments coming from the World Cup winner in recent weeks. The surest way for Los Blancos to land the player would be if he maintains the current position and refuses to sign a new contract.
Mbappe holds all four aces and is like a beautiful bride. He alone can decide where he goes, and the news coming out of Paris suggests that Fiorentino Perez has eggs on his face.
An uncertain future
Despite the news coming out of Paris, nothing is certain, yet Mbappe's future remains as cloudy as it was in the summer. Real Madrid maintains an interest in the French forward and has the funds to land him, but it may not be enough as things stand.
Kylian Mbappe has entered contract negotiations with Paris St-Germain. News of the discussions was confirmed by his mother, who said the forward was discussing a contract extension in an interview with Le Parisien.
At the risk of losing Mbappe for free, PSG rebuffed every offer from Real Madrid, including a deadline day offer.
Kylian Mbappe's future moves are under the purview of his father Wilfrid Mbappe, his mother Fayza Lamari and lawyer Delphine Verheyden. Even with the ongoing discussions, nothing is still certain as Mbappe remains undecided about his future.
Whatever PSG do, they need to move quickly as the player will be a free agent in January and free to bring his five-year stay in Paris to an end.
A twist in the tale
Since moving to PSG from Monaco after a successful 2017 season, Mbappe has scored 136 goals for the club.
The Paris giants have won everything that needs to be won in France, but the UEFA Champions League continues to elude them. The club wants to dine at the table of European champions and is bent on gathering the best players from across the globe to bring it to fruition. It is currently not yielding dividends.
Mbappe asked the club for a competitive team, with the addition of Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, and Georgino Wijnaldum PSG are as competitive as can be.
PSG's chief, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, claims to have handed Mbappe the team he wanted and that he has no reason to desire to leave the club.
His mother said that talks with PSG are going well but wonders whether an outcome will be reached.