PSG put a brake on Kylian Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid as the club ‘waits for a third bid’ for the French striker
PSG put a brake on Kylian Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid as the club ‘waits for the third bid’ after LaLiga submitted a £154million offer for the striker… while French club sporting director Leonardo insists there is ‘nothing has changed’ and Carlo Ancelotti keeps his lips tight
- Le Parisien said PSG rejected Real Madrid’s £154m bid for Kylian Mbappe
- The newspaper said PSG was waiting for a third bid for the French striker
- Sky Sports reported PSG’s stance could mean Real will wait until January to make a deal
Paris Saint-Germain is not making it easy for Real Madrid to sign Kylian Mbappe, according to reports from France.
Le Parisien newspaper reported that the Ligue 1 side is rejecting Real’s latest £154million (180million euro) offer for the French striker and is awaiting a third bid for him.
And air sports have also reported that PSG is slowing down the deal, meaning Real may have to wait until January to get their man.
PSG put a brake on Kylian Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid, according to reports
“All I can say is that nothing has changed in the last two days,” said PSG’s Leonardo
Spanish media still expect the deal to be finalized, while Marca, the newspaper with the closest ties to Madrid, says the move will be announced “soon”.
AS, another Madrid-based sports newspaper, is talking about when the move will take place rather than whether, saying Mbappe’s arrival will complete a ‘luxury’ Real strike alongside Vinicius Jr and Karim Benzema.
But no one at either club has been notified to provide any updates on the move.
Real coach Carlo Ancelotti would not be drawn to the offer for Mbappe during his press conference
PSG sporting director Leonardo, who launched a scathing attack on Real’s behavior in the saga earlier this week, indicated his club is unwilling to negotiate.
“All I can say is that nothing has changed in the past two days,” the Brazilian told Spanish TV program El Chiringuito on Friday.
Real coach Carlo Ancelotti also declined to be involved in his side’s pursuit of Mbappe when he spoke to media on Friday ahead of his side’s LaLiga game against Real Betis.
“Mbappe’s case is a matter for those in charge of the club,” Ancelotti said at a news conference.
‘I can say no more. I only think about coaching the team, preparing for the game and managing the players well.
‘I don’t care about everything football politics means. He (Mbappe) is a great player, but I think we have great players here too. We have to give everything to show their qualities.’