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PSG sporting director says they will ‘try everything to renew with Mbappe’



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Kylian Mbappe’s desire to join Real Madrid is one of football’s worst-kept secrets. The Frenchman has led PSG’s attack from the front this season, but June could bring with it the end of his time in Paris.

Needless to say, the Ligue 1 side are leaving no stone unturned to secure a renewal deal with the young sensation.

Yesterday, multiple outlets reported that PSG were willing to shell out a massive part of their budget to keep Mbappe at Parc des Princes.

Their most recent proposal was said to be worth €50 million a year, along with a loyalty bonus of €100 million just to put pen to paper on an extension, and would run until 2024.

However, Leonardo, the sporting director of PSG has come out to deny any such proposition. When asked about Mbappe’s renewal, he said,

“The last thing we will put on Mbappé’s contract will be the salary amount. We want to put Kylian in the best condition to become the best player possible.”

Speaking on the chances PSG had to secure a contract extension, Leonardo added,

“How many chances to extend Mbappé contract? I can’t say precisely, but we have possibilities. As long as there is no signature [with another club], we will try everything – we will do everything to keep Kylian Mbappé.”

In 23 Ligue 1 starts this season, Mbappe has racked up 14 goals and 10 assists. He has a further nine-goal contribution in the Champions League alone. It goes without saying that the loss of such a talented forward would be a massive blow to PSG’s plans.

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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report



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Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.

His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.

Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.

His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.

Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.

The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:

“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.” 

While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.

His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.

Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.

Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.

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