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Mbappe still refusing to leave PSG, no negotiations with Real Madrid – report



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Despite PSG ramping up their efforts to offload Kylian Mbappe this summer after the falling out between the two parties, the 24-year-old superstar remains reluctant to leave this summer.

Indeed, according to a report from journalist Abdellah Boulma, Mbappe does not envisage the possibility of an exit in the current transfer window and wishes to fulfil his contract with PSG, which expires in 2024, at which point he wants to leave for free.

As things stand, there are no negotiations taking place with Real Madrid, the report adds.

Mbappe came very close to joining Real Madrid last summer until he decided to perform a U-turn and sign a new contract with PSG. The deal was for two years with an option for a third which would only be activated with the consent of the French superstar.

However, earlier this summer, Mbappe informed the Ligue 1 champions that he does not intend to activate the extension option, which would mean that his contract will expire in 2024 at which point he intends to leave for free.

PSG, though, are completely against such a possibility as they do not wish to lose a world-class superstar for free. As such, they have made it clear to Mbappe that he either renews his contract or leaves right now.

In fact, the Parisian giants want the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner to make a decision by the end of this week. If not they are ready to stick a price tag on him and start negotiations with interested parties, one of whom are Real Madrid.

As things stand, there are no negotiations taking place with Los Blancos though and Mbappe is not budging on his stance of wanting to see out the remainder of his contract with PSG and leaving for free in 2024.

With there still being plenty of time in the summer transfer window, whether PSG are able to convince him to change his mind remains to be seen.

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Real Madrid rising star suffered against Atletico due to veteran forward’s absence, says Simeone



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Real Madrid’s 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid was not the first time were in trouble this season. In fact, the Merengues have gone behind early in almost every league game so far.

However, the difference on Sunday night was that they never really mounted a comeback. More importantly, Jude Bellingham did not come good, for the first time.

Simeone unravels the mystery

A jubilant Diego Simeone spoke to the media after his side downed Real Madrid by three goals to one and spoke about a plethora of topics. 

Interestingly, he commented specifically on why Bellingham did not have an impact at Civitas Metropolitano, citing the absence of Joselu as a key factor.

“No, the spaces were reduced and I think that Joselu’s lack of presence left him with fewer chances to get there, when he takes advantage of Joselu’s aerial play. We controlled him better, he’s extraordinary,” he said, as quoted by AS.

He even called out the refereeing on the night and insisted that the Real Madrid star-boy should have seen red for his late tackle on Angel Correa, saying:

“It looked like a sending-off to me live, it was a hard leg up, with Angelito hitting the ball.”

Joselu’s absence affected Bellingham, believes Simeone. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Ironically, he defended his defender Jose Maria Gimenez for an equally threatening tackle on the night.

“A bad foul, it’s a yellow card because it goes sideways. Bellingham goes from the front and I think it’s a bit more,” he stated paradoxically.

No time to lament

The game at Civitas Metropolitano may not have gone Real Madrid’s way. Yet, it is good for the Merengues to taste defeat early and see the gaping holes in their dynamic.

Carlo Ancelotti admitted in his press conference that he bore the lion’s share of the fault for Sunday’s loss and that he would have done things differently if given the chance.

“Maybe I could have done it better. It’s pretty clear. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility,” he stated.

Nevertheless, Los Blancos have a hectic schedule ahead with two games in the next five days and a UCL fixture against Napoli next week. With Vinicius Jr back, one hopes they find their mojo once again.

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