Kylian Mbappe: PSG forward will not extend contract

Paris St-Germain are prepared to sell Kylian Mbappe this summer rather than risk losing him for free in a year's time, after he told the French club he will not renew his contract.
Mbappe will leave at the end of the season (Image- BBC)
Mbappe will leave at the end of the season (Image- BBC)

Kylian Mbappe has written to Paris Saint-Germain to tell them he will not extend his contract by one year to 2025.

Mbappe's deal runs until the end of the 2023/24 season and, with PSG unwilling to let the 24-year-old leave for nothing, he could be sold this summer.

Discussions are ongoing about a new PSG contract for Kylian Mbappe.

Last month, it was confirmed to Sky Sports News the three-year deal Mbappe signed last summer was broken down as a two-year contract, with the option of a further year. The extra year is a player option – meaning it was up to Mbappe whether he wanted to trigger it or not.

As it stands, the France international is about to enter the final year of his deal. He was in a similar position last year before PSG convinced him to extend.

If, as expected, Kylian Mbappe does not trigger the extra year, he can sign a pre-contract agreement with a club outside of France in January.

"It looks like the annual Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid soap opera has started again. With the letter, what has been really upsetting for the club was that it was provided to the media before the club.

"As far as PSG are concerned, if he doesn't extend his contract by another year, that would mean his deal would run out next summer, meaning he could leave for nothing next summer – PSG will not let that happen. I've been told there is no way he will be allowed to leave for nothing.

Mbappe is gone from the French capital (Image- Getty Images)

"That, of course, opens the door to him being sold this summer and my understanding is that PSG will sell him this summer if he doesn't extend his contract by another year or sign a new contract.

"There have been talks about him signing a new contract and PSG thought those talks were going very well. I was told the talks were positive.

"Plenty of Premier League clubs are richer than Real Madrid and a lot of them have been outspending all of the big European clubs for quite a while now. There are lots of clubs in the Premier League who could afford to buy him, who could afford to get into a bidding war with Real, ie. Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United if they have new owners. He has been linked with Liverpool in the past as well.

"But I think what he wants to do is to go to Real Madrid at some point in his career. He's made no secret of the fact he grew up a Real Madrid fan and he was very close to joining the club last summer before he signed a new contract.

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