Paris SG and Kylian Mbappé at least agree to continue to disagree: while the player received the order to choose before Monday to extend or leave, this deadline “passes”.
On merits, the positions remain a priori irreconcilable.
The club no longer believes in extending his striker’s contract, which expires in the summer of 2024. To avoid letting him leave freely, without receiving transfer compensation, he considers his star to be sold this summer.
In the camp of the world champion, who refused to activate the clause that allowed him to extend until 2025, he reiterated that he intends to go to the end of his contract in June 2024.
The club say they are certain that Mbappé already has “a pre-agreement” with Real to join Madrid in a year. With a signing bonus for him but nothing for his current employer.
Put by the club at the beginning of July, the deadline of July 31 “has passed since PSG removed Kylian from the trip to Japan and South Korea (until August 3, editor’s note), immediately put him on sale “, we explained on the side of the management of the champions of France.
“We have agreed together on July 31, 2023 to express your wishes and allow us to draw the consequences,” PSG wrote to the player in a letter dated July 3, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.
The choice offered by Mbappé is the only solution “to avoid a permanent paralysis of the club caused by (his) recent actions”, he wrote in this letter, in response to a first missive from the player announcing that he would not activate the the option for an additional year is left to his discretion.
Waiting for real
“July 31 would only remain relevant if Kylian Mbappé suddenly wanted to inform the club that he wanted to renew”, adds this source.
PSG is no longer considering a change. Mbappé “will never extend”. It “is therefore for sale, the club in fact already made this decision seven days ago by preemptively removing him from the team” for the Asian tour.
The proposals arrived on the desk of President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, in particular the pharaonic of the Saudi club Al-Hilal (700 million euros, including 300 for the transfer), as well as offers and exchanges of players from European parties . club.
The names of Chelsea or Barcelona were mentioned in particular. The British press also evokes Liverpool.
But there is really only one credible suitor at the moment, Real Madrid. In Spain, several media ensure that the world champion will join the “White House” this summer.
Paris says it is “certain that Real Madrid will make an offer, but at the last moment, with a very low offer, bordering on insult. It will be a pretext, they say that they will have tried and that the PSG will block the matter not greed … “, a sigh of the same source.
Mbappé still wants to stay
While the team prepares for its third friendly in Japan, Tuesday in Tokyo against Inter Milan, Mbappé continues to train at the PSG Campus in Poissy with the youth and the “banishes”, including two other former world champions, Julian Draxler (Germany ). 2014) and Leandro Paredes (Argentina 2022).
According to a source close to Mbappé’s family, he decided last week not to communicate before the end of the transfer window on August 31.
Until then, will the player be kept out? Does PSG not dare to put him on their list for the 2023-2024 Champions League?
It is impossible to know what coach Luis Enrique thinks about the sidelining of his best player, PSG keeping him away from French journalists present in Japan.
Meanwhile, Hugo Ekitike scored against Cerezo Osaka, despite the defeat (3-2). He should still be the striker against Inter Milan on Tuesday in Tokyo.
“The next important date will be August 12, the first Ligue 1 match against Lorient,” concluded the management of the French champions. “We will have to see if the coach and the club choose to put Mbappé in the starting team or not. »
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