Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappé has informed Paris Saint-Germain that he won’t be renewing his deal with the Ligue 1 giants, according to reports.
Mbappé tells PSG he’s leaving
Mbappé is out of contract in June 2022 and has stalled on signing an extension at the Parc des Princes, despite repeated attempts by PSG sporting director Leonardo to tie him down to fresh terms.
And Spanish broadcasters Cuatro and Cadena SER both now report that the 22-year-old, who starred in PSG’s Champions League win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday, has told the club that he intends to leave this summer.
Mbappé wants summer switch to Real Madrid
If Mbappé isn’t going to sign a new contract, PSG must decide whether to cash in on the star at the end of the season, or hold him to the final year of his deal and let him depart for free in 2022.
However, Cuatro and SER say Mbappé’s intention is to join Madrid in the summer.
Although there are other clubs interested in the striker, the France international has set his heart on turning out for Los Blancos, who have made him a cornerstone of their ambitious plans for the team they want to have in place when their revamped stadium is launched in 2022.
Real Madrid long-term Mbappé admirers
Mbappé has long been in Madrid’s sights. The Spanish champions sought to sign the star when he left Monaco in summer 2017, but were put off by the price and saw him move to PSG instead. However, the club has maintained good relations with the player’s camp, head coach Zinedine Zidane regularly exchanging messages with the 2018 World Cup winner.
Madrid also eyeing Dortmund star Haaland
Mbappé isn’t the only marquee signing Madrid are eyeing ahead of the summer transfer window. Club president Florentino Pérez is also keen to swoop for Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Braut Haaland, and has initiated contact with the Norwegian’s representatives.
The 20-year-old – who has scored 49 goals in 51 appearances for Dortmund – is also keen on a switch to the Spanish capital.