Kylian Mbappe is in the final year of his contract at Parc des Princes and has told PSG that his dream is to play for Real Madrid; PSG sporting director Leonardo says Mbappe wants to leave but can only do so on club conditions
Paris Saint-Germain’s position is “unchanged” after Real Madrid made an improved £145.6 million ($170 million) bid to sign striker Kylian Mbappe, its president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said. .
The La Liga club’s initial offer of £137m (€160m) was rejected by PSG on Wednesday.
PSG signed Mbappe from Monaco in 2018 in a deal worth 180 million euros (£166 million at the time) but in reality they have so far paid only 145 million euros for the Ligue 1 side. for French players.
Another €35m (£30m) is due when the club either renews Mbappe’s contract, which expires in the summer of 2022, or decides to sell him.
The 22-year-old has so far refused to agree to a contract extension at the Parc des Princes and told PSG his dream is to play for Real Madrid, who have been linked with him throughout the summer. .
After the first offer for Mbappe was rejected, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told BeInSports at the UEFA Champions League draw on Thursday, nothing has changed regarding the club’s stance. about Real Madrid’s interest in him.
He said: “We have always been very clear … the situation, the position of the club. We will not repeat that again. You know our position, it does not change.”
Their sporting director Leonardo also confirmed to French broadcaster RMC Sport on Wednesday that the striker will only be allowed to leave Paris if it suits their conditions and if the correct conditions are met. response.
The former PSG midfielder said: “Kylian wants to leave, it seems clear to me. If Real Madrid make an offer, it seems obvious to me… I am holding a The position I think is clear to everyone if he wants to leave, we won’t keep him, but it will be on our terms.
“Kylian always promised that he would never leave the club for free. That’s what he always told us.
“We have no plans to speak with Real Madrid again. The deadline is August 31 at midnight. That’s how the transfer window is, but we are clear on this: we want to keep him. and renew his contract. But we are not going to let him go for less than what we paid him, when we still owe Monaco.”
Mbappe could also sign a pre-contract agreement with Real on January 1, 2022, if talks proceed beyond the current deadline.
The 2018 World Cup champions have started all three of PSG’s Ligue 1 matches this season and scored in last Friday’s 4-2 win over Brest.
Mbappe arrived at the club from Monaco in 2017 on a first season-long loan before a permanent transfer a year later.
He has scored 133 goals and provided 63 assists in 174 games in all competitions since joining and has guided them towards 11 major domestic titles, including three Ligue 1 titles.
Real Madrid have suffered an estimated £257m (€300m) in losses due to the coronavirus pandemic and David Alaba, who joined on a free transfer earlier this summer after his contract at Bayern Munich expired, is the only addition to their squad so far in the current transfer window.
Meanwhile, PSG canceled the contract of Lionel Messi in early August, while Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum have also joined Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Sky Sports News ‘Kaveh Solhekol on The Transfer Show:
“Key developments over the last few hours, with Real Madrid making a newly improved second bid for Kylian Mbappe for £145m.
“They made their first bid on Monday of €160 million, but it was rejected. What PSG are saying is that we don’t want to sell Mbappe at all, but if we sell him, we want to sell him. him with the amount we paid Monaco for him, which is 180 million euros.
“But in reality, they have only paid Monaco 145 million euros for him. The remaining 35 million euros will be paid if they sell him or if they renew his contract.
“As far as Real are aware, they have made an offer of 170 million euros for a player that they cannot get next summer, so they feel it is a fair price – they will make money. from him – to a player they know wants to come. to Madrid.”
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