With club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi setting a public ultimatum to Kylian Mbappé at Luis Enrique’s unveiling yesterday afternoon, the transfer saga concerning the Frenchman’s future could reach a conclusion as early as the end of this month.
Mbappé has effectively been given until the end of the month to trigger the one-year extension on his contract, which as it stands expires at the end of next season.
The Ligue 1 champions are desperate not to lose the France captain on a free transfer in 2024, and as such will look to sell him this summer otherwise – even if the forward himself has said he intends to remain in the French capital next season.
This afternoon, PSG are asking for €200m to free Mbappé of the final year of the lucrative contract he signed in the spring of 2022. Mbappé, meanwhile, would want the equivalent of what he is set to earn this upcoming season with the Ligue 1 champions.
That sum is evidently out of reach for Real Madrid – whose interest was only temporarily halted by the latest contract – who have already dedicated a significant outlay to works on their stadium. As a result, one of the parties involved will need to budge from their financial position should the striker move on this summer, which PSG are ostensibly pushing for as it stands.