With each passing day, PSG are losing more and more power over Kylian Mbappe’s future and are growing desperate to sell the Frenchman.
Mbappe’s current contract with the Ligue 1 champions runs out next year and he has already refused to extend it. With the July 31 deadline for triggering the one-year extension passing, it is no longer an option at all.
As such, PSG wish to sell him this summer instead of losing him for free next year, but Mbappe has remained firm that he wishes to see out his contract at the club.
It has led to the French giants suspecting that Mbappe has a pre-contract agreement with Real Madrid over a free transfer for 2024.
PSG to file a complaint against Madrid for tapping up Mbappe?
And, according to MARCA, PSG are now seriously considering filing a complaint to FIFA against Real Madrid over allegedly tapping up Mbappe.
The French champions believe that they have multiple pieces of evidence about the 24-year-old having an agreement in place to sign for Real Madrid as a free agent in 2024.
For starters, the letter that Mbappe sent informing about his decision to activate the option of a one-year extension in his contract, which PSG claim was not necessary or required.
Beyond that, the Parisians also claim that the forward not sitting down for a meeting with them as was requested by them in a letter on July 3 is another evidence pointing towards him having an agreement with Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old is understood to have also rejected fresh contract offers from the club made last month.
Mbappe disappointed with PSG
Despite appearing happy and jovial during his public appearances, Mbappe is understood to be disappointed with PSG and is unhappy with how his situation has been handled.
Furthermore, in spite of what the Parisians suspect, Real Madrid continue to maintain that there is no pre-agreement between them and Mbappe.
It remains to b seen how the situation develops in the coming days and whether PSG do follow through with a complaint against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid starlet will not return from injury till November – reports
Life at Real Madrid has gotten off to a rather torrid start for Turkish starlet Arda Guler, who has already faced a large number of setbacks since singing for Los Blancos.
Aged just 18, the winger-slash-midfielder has already picked up seven injuries in his senior career, which is cause for serious concern, especially since a couple of them have affected his ligaments – which is always bad news.
Hotly-tipped to be an exciting addition to the Madrid squad going forward, the youngster had to drop out of their pre-season tour early due to a meniscus injury.
This was treated conservatively, but after that did not yield good results, he had to undergo a procedure and seemed set to make the squad against Las Palmas, before another injury setback.
According to Diario AS, the new problem can keep him out for three weeks to a month, which means his Real Madrid debut may have to wait till early November, after the first El Clasico of the season on 28th October.
Guler’s history of fitness problems
In their report, AS also state that the Turkish teenager seems to have a propensity for injuries, accumulating seven of them in his career already.
There is also word going around that his recovery from this meniscus issue was rushed and not handled adequately.
That, combined with a stroke of bad luck means Real Madrid have to be very mindful of how Guler is reintegrated into the squad going forward.
This new injury is reportedly a thigh problem which will also need to be treated with caution.
A special recovery plan
Carlo Ancelotti stated before and after the Las Palmas clash that the plan was for Guler to have some minutes against the Canary Islanders, but he said that genetics, luck and a lack of sharpness have a big part to play in this relapse.
The Italian manager did say that this issue is not as serious, but all signs indicate that there is an urgent need to work on the youngster’s conditioning.
AS thus say that a specific plan has been devised since the summer to enhance Guler’s fitness and his resistance.
This is a programme that is reportedly similar to the one Rodrygo followed when he arrived from Brazil, much thinner than he is today, but without having sacrificed his football qualities.