Real Madrid ‘are preparing a £103m bid for Kylian Mbappe to be submitted at the end of the transfer window’ – as Los Blancos seek to put pressure on PSG for their wantaway star man
- Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a £103m bid for PSG star Kylian Mbappe
- Mbappe has been keen to stay at PSG for a year then join Madrid next summer
- PSG are adamant they want to sell Mbappe rather than lose him for free in 2024
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The Spanish giants are planning to table a bid in the three days before September 1, when the transfer window ends, to put pressure on PSG, it is claimed.
Mbappe’s desire to leave PSG is no secret but he has not been particularly keen to do so this summer, with his initial preference being to join Madrid once his contract is up.
He has refused to sign an extension, leading PSG bosses to insist he must be sold to the highest budder so they can recoup some cash – but he sensationally refused to speak with Saudi club Al-Hilal after they offered £259m for him.
Now, Madrid are set to try and land their man a year earlier than planned with a late summer swoop, according to BILD.
Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a £103million bid for PSG star Kylian Mbappe – with plans to bid late in the transfer window to put pressure on PSG
Mbappe will not sign a new contract at PSG, but has appeared relatively content at the club – he just wants to leave next summer
The urgency has been precipitated by the departure of Karim Benzema to Al-Ittihad, leaving them in need of a high-end replacement.
Mbappe was, briefly, banished to the PSG ‘B’ team for training – an illustration of PSG’s fury – but has since been reinstated.
The French champions’ president Nasser Al-Khelaifi had confirmed plans to sell Mbappe if he did not agree a new deal after the forward was left out of the club’s pre-season tour of Japan.
‘My position is very clear,’ he said. ‘I don’t want to repeat it every time: if Kylian wants to stay, we want him to stay. But he needs to sign a new contract.
‘We don’t want to lose the best player in the world for free, we can’t do that. This is a French club. He said he would never leave for free. If he changes his mind today, it’s not my fault. We don’t want to lose the best player in the world for free, that’s very clear.’
PSG have made an underwhelming start to their Ligue 1 campaign with a 0-0 draw against Lorient and a 1-1 draw at Toulouse, with Mbappe scoring a second-half penalty.
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi said that Mbappe would not be allowed to leave for free earlier this summer – but Mbappe rejected an advance from Al-Hilal