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Mbappé: PSG make Real Madrid target huge new contract offer

Paris Saint-Germain have sought to persuade Kylian Mbappé to stay by offering the striker a massive signing-on fee to go with a bumper annual wage.

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Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain v AS Saint-Etienne - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - February 26, 2022 Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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Paris Saint-Germain are pushing hard to persuade Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappé to renew his contract, which is due to expire on 30 June. AS understands that Mbappé’s parents, who manage the striker’s affairs, received a bumper new offer a week ago.

PSG try to tempt Mbappé with huge wages and signing-on bonus

As part of a proposed three-year extension, the 23-year-old would receive between 50 and 53 million euros per season after tax, and as a show of gratitude for turning his back on a move to Madrid, PSG would hand him a huge signing-on bonus worth 200m euros before tax (approximately 100m net). The contract would also include a clause enabling Mbappé to negotiate a departure from the Parc des Princes after the second year.

PSG have additionally guaranteed to Mbappé that they will release him to the France squad for the Paris Olympics in summer 2024 - one of the player’s major ambitions for the future. “Competing at an Olympics has to be a unique experience and after winning a World Cup already with France, it’s something I’d like to do,” Mbappé has said.

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Mbappé’s mother, Fayza Lamari, is most receptive to PSG’s attempts to convince the forward to remain in Paris. Indeed, she sat down to discuss the future with the club’s chairman, Nasser Al Khelaifi, after her son’s man-of-the-match display in PSG’s Champions League first leg against Madrid in February. Lamari is amenable to the idea of a short-term renewal that would leave the door open to a Madrid move in two years’ time, but the player remains determined to join Los Blancos in the summer.

So much so that, when asked about the club's pursuit of Mbappé, the prevailing response from Madrid president Florentino Pérez and his fellow Bernabéu chiefs is: all under control. And Madrid’s attitude is that Mbappé’s signing is now or never.

It’s true that Mbappé appeared to throw doubt on a summer Spain switch at the weekend, when asked about the possibility of becoming PSG’s highest ever goalscorer. Having drawn level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the club’s second-top marksman, he is now behind only Edinson Cavani, who is 44 goals ahead of him. “It’s always been my goal to make my mark on people’s memories,” he said. “I’ve only got Cavani in front of me, let’s see what happens…”

Mbappé scored a sublime late goal in PSG's 1-0 win over Real Madrid in February's Champions League last-16 first leg.
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Mbappé scored a sublime late goal in PSG's 1-0 win over Real Madrid in February's Champions League last-16 first leg.Gonzalo FuentesREUTERS

Result of PSG tie with Real Madrid won't affect Mbappé future

However, Madrid sources told AS: “Kylian couldn’t say the record was out of his reach, because that would be an admission that he’s leaving Paris for Madrid in June. He said what he had to say; we remain calm and confident about what the lad wants to do.”

So all that’s left to do is wait until after PSG’s second leg against Madrid (and in the meantime, the Parisians can be expected to put huge pressure on Mbappé). The result of the tie won’t have any impact on the outcome of the saga. The player himself has said several times: “My decision doesn’t depend on what happens in these two games.”

After a stellar five years in Paris, Mbappé wants to leave on good terms and won’t say anything that could affect that. His plans haven’t changed. He wants to play at the Bernabéu next season, and that’s what he’ll do, no matter how much PSG up their contract offer.

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