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PSG demand a final decision from Mbappe by July 31, will not entertain a free transfer



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Kylian Mbappe’s transfer saga has largely been in the shadows in recent weeks. The Frenchman appeared close to signing for Real Madrid for a brief period, but things have not gone to plan from there on.

Several factors dictate the winger’s next move, including his contractual situation and the bonuses he is due to be paid. PSG do not see eye to eye with the star and understandably demand clarity over his position so as to plan for the season ahead.

According to reports from Mario Cortegana, PSG’s stance on the situation remains unchanged – they either want Mbappe to renew or leave this summer.

Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi expects the forward to clarify his position before July 31st and opt to either renew his contract or leave this summer.

The aforementioned date is critical from a contractual standpoint and the date before which the youngster has to make a decision. Cortegana, however, confirms that the saga could well go on beyond the end of the month.

PSG refuse to lose Mbappe on a free transfer next summer, and understandably so. After all, he is their biggest asset and his departure would leave a big void in their setup.

The player, however, prefers to move next summer as a free agent. It would not only fetch him all the loyalty bonuses owed to him by PSG but also a massive signing-on bonus from Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have currently turned a blind eye to the developments in Paris and are waiting for Mbappe to take the transfer forward. What is clear from Los Blancos’ side is that they will not risk financial instability by going all out for any player, Mbappe included.

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Real Madrid starlet will not return from injury till November – reports



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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.

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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.

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