Real Madrid have reportedly made a second bid for Kylian Mbappe, with the Paris Saint-Germain superstar set to become a free agent in the summer of 2022
Kylian Mbappe turned down a lucrative contract offer from Paris Saint-Germain in the region of €25million-per-year, after tax, in order to push for his dream move to Real Madrid.
The Frenchman has just one-year remaining on his deal at the Parc des Princes and is looking increasingly likely to leave the club.
Real Madrid have already seen one bid rejected, but reports on Thursday claim Los Blancos have launched a second offer worth €170m.
PSG transfer chief Leonardo has made it clear that Mbappe will not leave the Ligue 1 outfit, until they meet their asking price.
The sporting director revealed that the 22-year-old would be going nowhere for less than the £166m they paid Monaco in 2018, in a fiery response to Madrid bosses.
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Leonardo told RMC Sport: “Kylian Mbappe wants to leave, that seems clear… If he wants to leave, we will not stop him, but on our terms.
“We have no plans to talk to Real Madrid again,” Leonardo added. “The deadline is August 31 at midnight.
“This is how the transfer window is, for us we are clear: we keep him and we extend.
“The deadline is August 31 at midnight. This is how the transfer window is, for us we are clear: we keep him and we extend.
“But we’re not going to let him go for less than what we paid when we still owe Monaco money.”
However, Leonardo’s aim of extending Mbappe has taken a blow, with Spanish publication Sport revealing the details of the huge contract offer he rejected.
The report claims PSG were willing to offer almost three times what Mbappe would earn net, in order to fulfil France’s tax regulations.
But despite that huge salary on the table, Mbappe was still unwilling to commit his future to the club, which would have seen him tied to PSG until 2026.
Mbappe has scored 133 times and registered 63 assists in just 174 games for PSG, helping them to three Ligue 1 titles and the Champions League final in 2020.
The World Cup winner was a Real Madrid fan as a boy and has long been linked with a mega-move to the Bernabeu.
Madrid president Florentio Perez had previously hinted that it would be very difficult for his side to sanction such a huge bid this summer, having lost out on a huge financial boost following the collapse of the European Summer League.
Back in April, he said: “In general, there will not be big transfers this summer. It’s impossible to make signings like Mbappé and Haaland, in general, not just for Real Madrid, without the Super League.”