PSG confident Mbappe will extend stay
Paris Saint-Germain are growing confident that they can convince Kylian Mbappe to extend his contract at the club. Mbappe’s existing deal runs out in June, but his family has been in talks with the Ligue 1 leaders over a short-term extension, and the latest meetings have been positive. PSG are more hopeful of the striker signing an extension because Mbappe, 23, is more receptive than ever towards the possibility of staying in the French capital a bit longer.
However, Real Madrid are still confident that they can sign the France international this summer. The LaLiga leaders were close to recruiting him last summer, but PSG rejected a €200 million offer from Madrid in August. In December, Mbappe ruled out the possibility of leaving PSG in January, but according to sources, Madrid president Florentino Perez is convinced he can secure a deal for the striker on a free transfer this summer.
However, PSG are still positive about keeping the World Cup winner. One main factor is that despite being in a dressing room with star names such as Neymar, Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos, Mbappe has now found the role that he always wanted at the club. Mbappe has become an integral leader in the squad and the player who makes the difference for PSG. The forward has been one of the standout performers for PSG this season despite the lack of collective structure in the team.
According to sources, PSG are in talks with Paul Pogba and Franck Kessie, and signing those players would help to convince Mbappe that the club are moving in the right direction.
Mbappe is unlikely to make a decision on his future anytime soon, but the club remain positive ahead of the Champions League round-of-16 tie against Madrid next month.