Thankfully the summer transfer window has arrived, Kylian Mbappe seems to be once again in the spotlight. The Frenchman is approaching the end of his contract with PSG, having only recently signed a fresh two-year agreement, with the option of a third year that has yet to be exercised.
The Ligue 1 champions must either agree to a new deal or sell the 24-year-old to prevent losing him on a free transfer next year.
With Lionel Messi already on his way to Inter Miami and rumors of a Neymar Jr exit flowing, a move for Mbappe may be a huge setback for Les Parisiens.
Many other clubs have been connected with a move, including Real Madrid, which has been considering a move for some time.
There are also Premier League clubs interested in the deal, with Chelsea and Arsenal lately identified as prospective destinations.
With that in mind, here’s the latest on Mbappe’s potential summer transfer, as well as the teams interested in signing him.
Mbappe needs to sign a contract soon, according to PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, or else he will be put up for sale this summer.
He said these things when the new head coach Luis Enrique was introduced: “Our position is very clear, if Kylian Mbappe wants to stay – we want him to stay – he needs to sign a new contract.
“We cannot let the best player in the world right now leave for free. That is impossible.”
Premier League move latest
Despite rumors of a move to the Premier League, according to transfer experts Fabrizio Romano, Mbappe is not the subject of any ongoing negotiations at this time.
He told CaughtOffside: Despite some big headlines, I honestly have absolutely no news on any English clubs being in talks to sign Mbappe. If something will happen in the next months we will say that, but at this point I’ve absolutely zero information on this one.”
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The north London club, which hopes to contend for the Premier League and Champions League in the near future, is said to adore the 24-year-old.
Kylian Mbappe‘s refusal of an option to extend his contract by another year has raised concerns about a summer transfer for Chelsea. The Times claims that the Blues are keeping an eye on a possible transfer for the France international.
He could rejoin with former manager Mauricio Pochettino, who he worked for at PSG and who is now Chelsea’s head coach.