Sky Sport revealed on Thursday that Frenchman Kylian Mbappe entered into negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain to extend his contract, which expires next year, in a strong blow to the hopes of Real Madrid, who believed that he would get the player for free next summer.
Mbappe told his French club earlier this summer that he would not extend his contract with the club and would leave for free next summer, while the administration asked him to leave now or extend the contract, amid suspicions of a prior agreement between him and the Spanish league giant.
Sky Sport said: Mbappe will play in France during the current season and will not move to Real Madrid, and has now entered into negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain to renew his contract for an additional season, or even extend his contract for several seasons.
Real Madrid wanted to get Mbappe in the summer of last year, before the player backed down and renewed his contract with the Parisian club.
Paris excluded Mbappe from the club’s Asian tour last month and turned him into training for unwanted players with their presence, but he returned again to first-team training 11 days ago and scored his team’s only goal in his first appearance this season, in a 1-1 draw with Toulouse in the second round of the French League competition.