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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 pondered summer move for 18-year-old Dutch prodigy before his renewal

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Real Madrid saw their priority centre-back target Leny Yoro sign for Premier League giants Manchester United this Thursday.

Even though the Merengues appeared to be in the driver’s seat as far as the race for his transfer was concerned, their reluctance to shell out the big bucks eventually led to Lille selling him to United.

It has left Real Madrid in limbo with regard to their plans for the centre-back signing. As things stand, the news coming from the club is that nobody will be signed unless a bargain option comes up.

Real Madrid considered signing Jorrel Hato

As far as some of the names on Real Madrid’s radars are concerned, Al-Nassr’s Aymeric Laporte is said to be on the agenda, with the Spaniard understood to be keen on a return to Europe.

Meanwhile, a report from AS states that Real Madrid also considered making a move for Ajax teenage prodigy Jorrel Hato but abandoned the idea after he signed a new contract.

Real Madrid were briefly interested in Jorrel Hato. (Photo by BART STOUTJESDIJK/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Hato, who turned 18 in March this year, has already become a regular for Ajax, racking up 61 senior appearances despite his young age.

Like Yoro, he was also followed by Real Madrid as his contract was set to expire in 2025 and he fit the profile that the Spanish champions were looking for.

However, soon after he turned 18 in March, Ajax swiftly moved to hand him a new contract, securing his future until 2028. With that, Hato’s name was taken off the table at Real Madrid.

Another name that has been touted as an option is Union Berlin’s Diego Leite, who Real Madrid have watched in the past and could be available for €18 million.

As things stand, though, Real Madrid are calm about the situation and are counting on David Alaba to recover while also being prepared to rely on Aurelien Tchouameni as an option at centre-back.

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