Kylian Mbappe could be set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain after all, according to reports. The 23-year-old has reportedly asked for wages from Real that are well above what was originally agreed. Real are said to have refused his demands and instead he may now look to agree to a new two-year contract with PSG.
Kylian Mbappe could be set to stay at PSG due to excessive wage demands put forward to Real Madrid, according to reports.
Mbappe has been widely expected to join Real this summer on a free transfer with only two months left on his current contract with the Ligue 1 club.
According to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, Mbappe has asked for €100m (£83m) more than his pre-agreed contract with Real and that it is a request the Liga club have refused.
Spanish publication Marca are reporting that the France international’s mother, Fayza Lamari, is in Doha, Qatar, to speak to PSG’s leaders.
PSG are said to want to keep hold of Mbappe for at least one more season to overlap with the Qatar World Cup coming up in November.
One possibility could be that Mbappe agrees a two-year extension at PSG with the promise that the club then facilitate his sale should he decide to leave Paris at the end of the 2022/23 season.
The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that Real remain “quietly confident” they will still sign Mbappe after missing out on Erling Haaland. The Norway international looks set to be switching Borussia Dortmund for Manchester City in the summer.
Mbappe has scored 33 goals and contributed 22 assists in 41 appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season.