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Kylian Mbappe opens up on future amid Real Madrid speculations: “I have not made a decision yet”

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It has long been said that January will be Kylian Mbappe’s final chance to sign for Real Madrid. The Merengues have chased after the young gun for long enough now, and expect that the player commits to them six months in advance if he wishes for his dream transfer for free in the summer.

In the grand play and balance between money, power, politics, emotion, and ambition, however, nothing is clear. Real Madrid are working according to their plan, giving Mbappe an ultimatum, but it is clear that his future is far from decided.

Mbappe continues to live on the edge

Speaking to the media after PSG’s 2-0 win over Toulouse last night, the Real Madrid target was quizzed extensively about his future and whether it lay in France or Spain. His reply, as always, was ambiguous as revealed by Andres Onrubia.

“I have not made a decision yet. But we have an agreement with the president that means that all parties are protected. My future is not an internal matter. We have to think about the team,” he said, not giving anything away over his proposed move to Real Madrid.

His follow-up statement did not help clear the horizon either, as he said: “In 2022, I didn’t know my decision until May. If I know what I want to do, I shouldn’t let the decision drag on. It wouldn’t make any sense. Nobody talks about my situation at the club, nobody cares. interested.”

How does the situation line up?

Where will Mbappe end up? (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

As has always been the case, Mbappe’s future is a topic better left to the scriptwriters. Real Madrid insist that he must reply to their proposal by mid-January before the door closes forever, but the player’s latest statements show that there is little chance of that happening.

PSG, meanwhile, are pushing on to renew the player and keep him beyond the summer. They hope to flex their financial muscle to keep the superstar in Paris, although his sour relationship with Luis Enrique does not help.

Liverpool are the third, and latest entrant on the scene. The Premier League giants have also emerged as serious contenders to sign the World Cup winner in the summer, providing direct competition to Real Madrid.

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‘Will have to put my feelings aside’ – Bellingham on facing Borussia Dortmund in UCL final

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It has been a special debut season for Jude Bellingham at Real Madrid.

Since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €103 million, plus add-ons, last summer, the 20-year-old sensation has become an instant hit at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite his form declining a bit in the second half of the season, Bellingham has racked up returns of 23 goals and 12 assists from 41 games in all competitions.

A special game for Bellingham

Having won La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup, Bellingham now has the chance to end the season in the most epic ways possible by lifting the UEFA Champions League, against his former club, in his homeland.

As such, Saturday’s UCL final at Wembley, against Dortmund, is set to be a special one for the young phenom, and he acknowledged as much during an interview today.

“It’s a very special game for me but I’ll have to put feelings aside. It’s been a great season, they’ve made me feel very welcome and I’ve enjoyed playing football with them,” said Bellingham, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

Bellingham faces his former club in the UCL final. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

When asked if he had been in touch with any of his former Dortmund teammates ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event, Bellingham replied:

“I’ve spoken to Sancho, we said we’d meet there. He took me under his wing when I came to Dortmund and that meant a lot to me.”

On how Real Madrid can win the game

Earlier today, Carlo Ancelotti was asked if he had sought any information from Bellingham to prepare a strategy to beat Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder himself was asked by the media as to how Real Madrid can get past his former club at Wembley this weekend, to which he replied:

“To win we will have to play at our maximum level, if we are at that level it is very difficult for our opponents. The staff are sure to do a great job analysing Dortmund, I trust them 100 per cent.”

Stressing how it is a dream for him to win the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Bellingham remarked:

“Winning the Champions League is the reason I’m here, I always dreamed of playing for this team, and this team is linked to the Champions League. I want to be a small part of their history.”

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