Real Madrid shock transfer blow after Kylian Mbappe holds ‘positive’ contract talks with PSG as chief hints he will STAYApril 26, 2022
KYLIAN MBAPPE has reportedly held positive contract talks with Paris Saint Germain.
The news will come as a huge blow to Real Madrid who have been pursuing the 23-year-old attacker since 2017.
Mbappe's contract with the newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions expires this summer.
And Real have been working tirelessly for months to ensure the France international is playing at the Bernabeu next season.
Last month, it was reported that Mbappe had agreed to join the LaLiga giants on a free transfer when the season ends.
But in a dramatic turn of events, it seems as though the hot-shot striker could be staying at the Parc Des Princes.
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That's according to ESPN who claim talks between Mbappe's mum and PSG chief Nasser al Khelaifi in Doha are going well.
This view was echoed by PSG director Leonardo who told Sky, via Fabrizio Romano: "I trust Kylian Mbappé when he says he's thinking about his future to make the best decision. We have an open, excellent relationship.
"Mbappé knows what we want: he's Parisien, he's the best player in the world… we want him with us".
The French ace's mum, Fayza Lamari, has been discussing her son's future in Qatar's capital with both Real and PSG representatives.
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And PSG are reportedly growing confident that Mbappe will stay with the club after making him a series of promises for the future.
These include letting the striker maintain 100 percent of his image rights that will allow him to work with whatever brands he desires -just like team-mate Lionel Messi can, the report continued.
Conversely, Real only allow players to keep 50 percent of their image rights.
And matching Mbappe's demand will be unprecedented for Real president Florentino Perez.
PSG are also willing to make Mbappe the club's captain next season as an extra incentive to stay in France, the report added.
Plus, the report claims that the Ligue 1 side have promised Mbappe they'll heavily invest in a squad overhaul to challenge for the elusive Champions League trophy.
However, Mbappe is apparently yet to decide on his future whereabouts despite PSG's promises and could wait until June to make a decision.
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Real will have to pull out all the stops when Mbappe's mum visits the Spanish capital after she leaves Qatar after a month-long stay.
But in a final bid to woo Mbappe, PSG may reportedly let his mum meet the club's owner – the Emir of Qatar – before she jets off to Madrid.
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