PSG open to deal with Real Madrid for Mbappe, French media say

Paris, Aug 26 (EFE).- Paris Saint-Germain is open to a deal to send Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid now that the LaLiga club have sweetened their offer for the star, French sports daily L’Equipe said Thursday.

“There are negotiations under way between the two teams,” L’Equipe said in a story posted on its website shortly before midnight.

The 22-year-old striker turned heads as a member of the France side that won the World Cup in 2018 with a performance that prompted PSG to agree to pay AS Monaco 180 million euros ($211 million) to add Mbappe to their lineup.

To date, PSG have shelled out 145 million euros to Monaco, with the balance due on Mbappe’s agreement to a new contract or a decision by the Parisians to sell him.

On Wednesday, the Ligue 1 club dismissed Real Madrid’s initial offer of 160 million euros and the Blancos’ subsequent bid of 170 million euros left PSG boss Nasser Al-Khelaifi unmoved.

But when Real Madrid came back with a proposal of 170 million euros plus 10 million euros in variables, PSG signaled a willingness to talk, according to L’Equipe.

Mbappe’s contract expires next summer and he has rejected PSG’s renewal offers.

Real Madrid, though anxious to sign Mbappe before the transfer window closes next Tuesday, has let it be known that it can’t afford to improve its offer by much more, L’Equipe said.

Rejecting a deal now exposes PSG to the risk that Mbappe will go to Real Madrid next summer on a free transfer once his contract is up.

L’Equipe reports that Mbappe has assured PSG that if the deal does not materialize, he will continue to give his all for the duration of his tenure with the club. EFE


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