Real Madrid ‘banned’ discussions of Kylian Mbappe within the club (also in CORRIDORS) until January… when the Spanish giants are open to negotiations with the Paris Saint-Germain striker over a free transfer
- Real Madrid saw three bids for Kylian Mbappe rejected this summer
- Paris Saint-Germain still hopeful they can hold on to the French striker
- But Madrid is eligible to open contract talks with Mbappe in January
- With his PSG deal expiring next summer, Mbappé can leave for free
Real Madrid have reportedly suspended all talks about a transfer for Kylian Mbappe until the January transfer window.
Madrid have long been interested in the Paris Saint-Germain striker, who is out of contract next summer, and saw a number of rejected bids from the French club at the end of the latest transfer window.
But further talks within Real have now been halted until the window reopens in January, according to The beach bar.
Kylian Mbappe’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the current season
According to the report, the club has banned any internal discussion about the player, even bizarre within the club’s facilities, including in the corridors.
The motive behind the ban is to allow the club to focus on the current campaign, where under Carlo Ancelotti they will try to recapture the Spanish title and lead a Champions League attack.
As soon as January arrives, Madrid will be allowed to negotiate a free transfer with Mbappe for next season.
However, Real Madrid have banned talks about a possible Mbappe transfer, as they hope to focus more on manager Carlo Ancelotti’s (right) side until the January transfer window.
PSG sporting director Leonardo admitted publicly that although Mbappe wanted to leave this summer, an initial offer of £137 million was too low, but the fact that the Brazilian said the offer was insufficient opened the door for a switch.
The second £154 million bid was met with silence before a £189 million bid was submitted on the closing day of the window.
PSG are more optimistic that a new deal can be struck, despite the 2018 World Cup winner being hesitant to put pen to paper, with Leonardo saying: ‘I don’t see Mbappe leaving at the end of the season.’
PSG sporting director Leonardo is still hopeful that Mbappé will sign a new contract
Ander Herrera, Mbappe’s PSG team-mate, meanwhile, believes his squad will determine this season whether Mbappe will leave the Parc des Princes next summer, after revealing in talks with the 22-year-old that he told him he would not leave before the last transfer window..
“I thought he was staying,” Herrera said. “This is what he and the club told us. I asked him two weeks before the end of the market and he said, ‘I’m here.’
“Everything I saw didn’t match what happened here. What happens this season may affect Mbappe’s pronunciation.’