Real Madrid are reportedly confident that Kylian Mbappe won’t extend his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, according to claims in Spain and England
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is a long-term admirer of Mbappe and sees his compatriot as a perfect addition to his squad that lacks a lethal finisher ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus.
The French superstar’s name also features Florentino Perez’s wish-list close to the top as the Los Blancos bigwig hopes to land another household name after acquiring Eden Hazard’s services last summer.
Mbappe has starred for PSG since completing his blockbuster €180million move from Monaco in summer 2018, netting 90 goals in 120 appearances for the Ligue 1 powerhouse.
However, the World Cup winner’s contract at the Parc des Princes runs out in the summer of 2022, and the perennial French champions have so far failed to lure their talisman into signing a new deal.
Real Madrid 'confident' of Mbappe transferhttps://t.co/9nenYW2PHy— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) July 16, 2020
Per the Daily Mail, Real Madrid strongly believe that Mbappe will turn down PSG’s attempts to tie him down to a new contract, as they plan to make a move for him at the end of the 2020/21 season.
Runaway La Liga leaders were expected to make an approach for the 21-year-old this summer, but the financial fallout caused by the coronavirus crisis has put their plans on hold.
Meanwhile, the Parisians are desperate to keep hold of Mbappe for years to come and are said to be ready to ‘sacrifice’ Neymar to make that happen.
The Brazilian forward has been heavily linked with a return to Barcelona this summer, but cash-strapped Catalan heavyweights are yet to raise funds to finance that deal.