Kylian Mbappé expected to stay at PSG after unproductive talks with Real Madrid
Madrid had previously given PSG an ultimatum
Kylian Mbappé now looks likely to stay at Paris Saint-Germain for the final year of his contract after the club failed to come to an agreement with Real Madrid.
Madrid has submitted two huge bids for the forward, the latest of which was €170 million with an extra €10 million in add-ons. Frustrated with a lack of cooperation from PSG, Madrid also gave them an ultimatum to accept an offer - Sunday night being the cut off point.
But PSG held firm, rejecting a bid despite the prospect of Mbappé leaving for free next summer when his contract expires. Having an endless pot of money does help, I suppose.
On Monday evening, news broke from Telefoot journalist Julien Maynard, who tweeted: "Real Madrid stopped negotiations with PSG. Barring an unlikely turnaround, Kylian Mbappé will not join Real Madrid by the end of this transfer window."
Info @telefoot_TF1 🚨
Le Real Madrid stoppe les négociations avec le PSG.
Sauf improbable retournement de situation, Kylian Mbappé ne rejoindra pas le Real Madrid d’ici la fin de ce mercato.
— Julien Maynard (@JulienMaynard) August 30, 2021
Mbappé's desire to move to Real Madrid is no secret, but his desire to join Los Blancos has not stopped him from hitting the ground running at the start of the Ligue 1 season, with the strike bagging three goals in his first four games.
The Madric-centric Media in Spain have built up hype around Mbappé to intolerable levels in recent days, with late night discussion show El Chiringuito host Josep Pedrerol criticising the 22-year-old for... playing well against Reims.
El Chiringuito makes Arsenal Fan TV look like Newsnight pic.twitter.com/XmWyeoOkaU
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) August 30, 2021
Can't wait for tonight's show. I'm sure they will discuss this news with nuance and maturity.