Kylian Mbappe Negotiations at an Impasse

Kylian Mbappe

Talks are ongoing between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain regarding the sale of Kylian Mbappe. However, PSG want Madrid to up their offer before agreeing to sell Mbappe. There are reports emerging that Real Madrid are willing to pull out of the deal.

Real Madrid Willing to Wait for Kylian Mbappe

Madrid May Force PSG to Accept By Threatening to Pull Out

Real Madrid may wait until the January transfer window or next summer to make another approach for Kylian Mbappe, who will be a free agent in a year’s time. Despite positive talks with PSG, patience at Madrid is waning. As the forward’s contract runs out next summer. Right now, PSG risk losing their biggest asset for free. According to Le Parisien, quoted by Francesco Porzio, Real Madrid will pull out ‘by tomorrow’ if no deal is made.

According to Sky Sports News, Real Madrid may be willing to wait until January because PSG are not being practical in their negotiations. Real Madrid can sign a pre-contract agreement with Mbappe on January 1, 2022. Doing so would mean he can move there on a free transfer next summer. Assuming Mbappe does not sign another contract with PSG, waiting until January 1 may save Real Madrid a whopping transfer fee.

As quoted by Sky Sports, sporting director Leonardo Araújo reiterated that Mbappe will leave on PSG’s terms: “If he wants to leave, we are not going to hold him back, but it will be on our terms.”

Tricky Negotiations

PSG rejected Real’s opening offer of £137 million on the August 25. Real and PSG then held talks a day later, following their second bid of £145.6 million (€170 million). According to Le Parisien, this is where the deal stands. If PSG does not respond by Monday, Real Madrid’s stance will change. It is widely reported that Mbappe wants to move to Madrid. It looks like it’s a case of when he will sign rather than whether he will he sign.

Despite this small hiccup in negotiations, PSG would rather receive a transfer fee than lose their star man on a free. It is likely the negotiations will continue closer to deadline day. Due to Mbappe’s desire to leave, PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi may look to cash in on Mbappe.

The World Cup winner is yet to entertain any offers to stay at PSG, therefore the French club may be forced to sell the star forward to Real Madrid sooner rather than later.

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