Kylian Mbappe, who has achieved five league championships during his tenure at PSG, will not be joining the Paris St-Germain main team for their intensified training this Monday in preparation for the upcoming Ligue 1 season.
Amidst a contract disagreement, Mbappe, PSG’s record-breaking scorer, is known to be keen on transferring to Real Madrid and has declined to extend his current contract which concludes after the next summer.
Due to this, PSG is looking to sell the French striker promptly and collect a transfer fee instead of letting him walk free. Consequently, Mbappe was not included in PSG’s pre-season Asia tour squad.
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Moreover, he declined a meeting with Al-Hilal representatives who made an unprecedented offer to get him on board for the Saudi Pro League.
As PSG prepares for its French title defense against Lorient this Saturday, it’s expected that Mbappe will be training with the reserve group instead of the main ‘A’ group comprising of first-team contenders.
PSG insiders reveal their latest proposal to resolve the situation was to guarantee a sale clause in Mbappe’s contract for the end of this season, an offer which was turned down.
PSG, having not quite hit the mark in the Champions League despite their ‘galactico’ approach of recruiting high-profile players, is now shifting strategies. It is believed they are nearing a deal with Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos.
PSG is anticipated to fork out 80m euros (£69m) for the forward.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Kylian Mbappe contract dispute
Why won’t Kylian Mbappe be training with the Paris St-Germain first team?
Due to an ongoing contract dispute and his desire to transfer to Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe has decided not to train with the Paris St-Germain first team.
What was the consequence of Mbappe’s decision not to extend his contract?
Because of Mbappe’s refusal to sign a one-year extension to his contract, which ends next summer, PSG has decided to try and sell him now in order to secure a transfer fee, rather than let him leave for free.
Why was Mbappe left out of the pre-season trip to Asia?
Mbappe was left out of PSG’s touring squad for their pre-season trip to Asia due to his ongoing contract dispute and his refusal to sign an extension.
What was Al-Hilal’s involvement in this situation?
Al-Hilal, a club in the Saudi Pro League, made a world record offer to bring Mbappe to their team. However, he refused to meet with their representatives.
Who are PSG looking to sign as a replacement for Mbappe?
PSG are understood to be close to completing a deal for Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos. The 22-year-old forward, who scored a hat-trick for Portugal at the last year’s World Cup, has attracted interest from numerous top European clubs. PSG is expected to pay 80m euros (£69m) for him.