Real Madrid has issued a statement refuting the claims that they have engaged in discussions with PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, amid numerous transfer speculations. The ongoing saga revolves around Mbappe’s contract situation as he approaches the final months of his current deal with PSG.
Mbappe has been consistently linked with a move to Real Madrid, but he has repeatedly extended his contract with PSG. His latest extension was set to run until 2025, which included a one-year extension that the player himself could activate.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Mbappe had not triggered the extension, making him a free agent next summer. PSG initially proposed that either a new contract be signed or a transfer would be arranged to avoid losing him for free.
In an attempt to apply pressure, PSG temporarily dropped Mbappe from the first-team squad. He later returned, and the transfer rumors seemed to subside by the close of the transfer window. However, the January transfer window is approaching quickly.
In January, foreign clubs will have the opportunity to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with Mbappe, and there is reported interest from teams such as Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Chelsea. Real Madrid has often been cited as the club engaged in discussions with the player.
Real Madrid has now issued a statement regarding the situation, categorically denying the recent reports about negotiations with Kylian Mbappe. The statement clarifies that negotiations have not taken place with a player who is under contract with PSG.
The future destination of the Frenchman remains uncertain as he nears the end of his PSG contract. There are likely to be more developments in this transfer saga in the months to come.