Kylian Mbappé's move to Real Madrid has taken a new turn with the Spanish club apparently having unwittingly entered into a bidding war with Paris Saint-Germain for the player. Negotiations were ticking along nicely for Madrid, who have been in permanent contact with 18-year-old and his family but now their plans could be scuppered by PSG.
PSG prepared to double Madrid's salary offer for Mbappé
L’Équipe report that PSG president Al-Khelaifi and Director of Sport Antero Henrique held a meeting with the striker and his father earlier today, In there afternoon bulletin, Spanish broadcaster Telecinco revealed that the French club has promised Mbappé an annual, pre-tax salary of 12 million euros - twice the figure Real Madrid are willing to offer. The player, and particularly his father have been taken aback by the proposal; Mbappé father is in favour of his son playing for his hometown club.
Mbappé studying numerous offers
According to Telecinco, Madrid are not prepared to enter into a bidding war for the player. Madrid directors feel that a 12 million euro salary for an 18-year-old is completely over the top. Nevertheless, they remain open to paying him half of that amount. Real Madrid feel that they have already done all they have to do to bring Mbappé to the Bernabéu. Both Florentino Pérez and Zinedine Zidane have held several conversations with the player and his close circle and assured him that he will get the playing time he has asked for (Mbappé wants a regular role to boost his chances of making France's squad for next year's World Cup finals). Now, after the PSG meeting, the ball's in Mbappé's court. Various French media outlets claim that the player has yet to make a final decision. He also has an offer to renew with Monaco (his contract expires in 2019) with a price rise of 700,000 euros to his monthly pay packet. In the next few weeks, he will make his decision.