According to a report from MARCA, Kylian Mbappe and PSG are set for a crucial meeting tomorrow to discuss and find a solution for his future amid links to Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old has announced his intention to not renew with the Ligue 1 champions beyond 2024, when his current deal runs out. It would mean that PSG would lose Mbappe for free in the summer of next year – a scenario that they intend on avoiding.
As such, they have made it abundantly clear to their superstar that either he renews his contract or be sold this summer, with Real Madrid closely monitoring the situation.
Now, though, PSG and Mbappe will be meeting tomorrow to discuss the matter and reach a resolution.
As per the report, a new possibility appears to be gaining weight. PSG could now offer Mbappe a new contract worth two or three years, which he could sign.
However, while there would be no release clause in the contract, the deal would contain a verbal commitment from the club to sell Mbappe next year.
Real Madrid, for their part, will not make any move in haste and wait to see the fallout from the meeting before acting on their interest.
If there is an agreement between PSG and Mbappe over a new deal, Los Blancos would have to wait until next year to sign him and the price for the transfer would potentially be the same €200 million that the Spanish capital club were willing to offer for him in 2021.
The meeting will comprise of Mbappe, his mother/agent Fayza Lamari and senior PSG officials, including club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Mbappe does not really want to leave PSG right now as he could lose out on a mammoth payout because of wages and a loyalty bonus.
So, there seems to be a chance that the 24-year-old might end up signing a renewal with the Parisians but with a caveat that they will sell him next summer, at which point Real Madrid would make a move.
Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Atletico Madrid
Following Barcelona’s awe-inspiring comeback win against Celta Vigo yesterday, the pressure is on Real Madrid to regain top spot in La Liga as they travel to Civitas Metropolitano to lock horns against Atletico Madrid.
The first Madrid derby of the season will not feature Vinicius Jr, who had to pull out of the travelling squad today due to a stomach bug.
Jude Bellingham has been given the green light, though, and is likely starting as the out and out striker for this game, with Joselu benched. The Englishman is joined by Rodrygo by his side, while Luka Modric plays behind them as the attacking midfielder.
Behind this trio, Toni Kroos has been handed the keys as the pivot, with Aurelien Tchouameni benched. Eduardo Camavinga starts alongside Federico Valverde as the central midfielders.
Lucas Vazquez fills in for the injured Daniel Carvajal at right-back, while Fran Garcia comes back to take over his left-back spot from Nacho. David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger round off the quadrant in central defence, screening Kepa in goal.
Confirmed Madrid XI: Kepa; Vazquez, Rudiger, Alaba, Garcia; Valverde, Kroos, Camavinga; Modric; Rodrygo, Bellingham