Transfer News: PSG ACCEPT World Record €300M Kylian Mbappe Bid From Saudi Pro League Club

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UPDATE: Monday, July 24 at 5:59 pm

PSG have reportedly accepted an offer of €300 million (£259m) from Al-Hilal in the Saudi Pro League, according to the respected sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol at Sky Sports.

The Ligue 1 giants have apparently given Al-Hilal permission to speak with the 24-year-old French national team captain. It is believed however that there could be as many as five teams interested in his signature.

Mbappe is currently at loggerheads with the Parisian club. His contract expires next Summer, at which point he could exit on a free transfer. PSG President Nasser al Khelaifi has already said there is no way he would allow the player to leave for free.

Should the French star move to the Middle East then he would be on a reputed €13.4m per week! The sum on the table from the Saudi outfit dwarfs the previous world record transfer fee of £198 million that PSG paid Barcelona back in 2017 for Neymar.


UPDATE: Sunday, July 23 at 2:40 pm

THE situation between PSG and Kylian Mbappe appears to be deteriorating rapidly. This Sunday 23, the Union of Professional Footballers in France (UNFP) denounced the Ligue 1 outfit.

In a statement, it accused the club of ‘moral harassment’ by leaving the player out of its pre-season tour of Asia. The organisation also insisted that the Parisian club’s decision is a measure of force and pressure to make Mbappe either renew his contract or, on the contrary, to leave this summer.

‘It is worth reminding the leaders that putting pressure on an employee by degrading their working conditions, for example, to force them to leave or accept what the employee wants, constitutes moral harassment. All players must benefit from the same working conditions as the rest of the professional staff’, the union warned in its statement.

The union also addressed the club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi directly. ‘Nasser, nothing to say in the matter, dear president, they are still under contract with PSG to this day. Are they not part of the plans of the coach who, being the top scorer in the history of the Parisian club, and the best player in the world, could go through a bit of a fallacious argument?’.

In the meantime, Kylian Mbappe is believed to be at the club’s Poissy training ground alongside Keylor Navas, Leandro Paredes, and Georginio Wijnaldum – some other big names who have not gone on the Asian trip.


UPDATE: Saturday, July 22 at 7:08 pm

In a dramatic turn of events in Paris, Kylian Mbappe has threatened to remain on the PSG bench all season and run his contract down, according to Sky Sports.

His reaction is the result of the Ligue 1 giants putting him up for sale last night. The French superstar was also left behind while the rest of his teammates jetted off on a pre-season tour of South Korea and Japan with new coach Luis Enrique.

Mbappe’s current deal expires in June 2024 and it is believed he is prepared to sacrifice playing time in order to depart on a free transfer next Summer, despite the Euros looming in the distance.

According to the news outlet, the Parisian outfit informed him no player was bigger than the club and that only players who were known to be committed to the team were wanted on the tour.


Saturday, July 22 at 0:01 am

IN massive football transfer news this Friday, July 21, French football giants Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly put Kylian Mbappe up for sale.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the respected football transfer expert – who is seldom wrong – the Ligue 1 outfit has also dropped their star player from the club’s pre-season tour of South Korea and Japan.

He tweeted this evening: ‘Paris Saint-Germain are convinced that Kylian Mbappé has already agreed terms to join Real Madrid in 2024 on free deal. They wanted an answer on ‘new deal or leave now’ by July 15 — nothing at all. Mbappé, out of pre-season tour and considered FOR SALE. PSG want to sell KM’.

The 2018 World Cup winner took part in and scored in tonight’s 2-0 friendly win against Le Havre, adding to his astounding tally of 212 goals in 260 matches since arriving in 2017 from Monaco.

Speculation has surrounded the 24-year-old for the last few months, with the rumour mill abuzz with talk of the French star moving to the Bernabeu.

Carlo Ancelotti has denied this at every opportunity when asked, with the legendary Italian coach simply responding that he will only speak about players who are already a part of the Real Madrid set-up.

French news outlet L’Equipe took a similar stance this evening, echoing Romano’s belief that Mbappe has already done a deal with the Spanish giants in Madrid.

Mbappe’s contract with PSG runs out next June

His current contract expires in June 2024 so PSG need to sell him before next Summer or face losing him on a free transfer which would mean missing out on what will inevitably be a mega-money transfer fee.

With Karim Benzema now on the books of Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League, the La Liga side needs to find a replacement for its prolific French striker. His compatriot would fit the bill perfectly.

Real Madrid recently signed Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga but he is not an out-and-out goalscorer, so they need a proven frontman for the England star to act as a provider for.

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