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Mbappé decision: PSG or Real Madrid? Times, how to watch, how to follow live online

Kylian Mbappé is due to announce this weekend whether he’s going to extend his contract at PSG, or join Real Madrid on a free transfer.

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Kylian Mbappé is due to announce on Sunday whether he’s going to extend his contract at PSG, or join Real Madrid on a free transfer.
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Kylian Mbappé is this weekend set to announce where he’ll be playing his football next season, bringing an end to a long-running saga over the Paris Saint-Germain star’s future.

Exactly when Mbappé will reveal his decision appears to be a matter of some debate, however.

On Thursday, the sports newspaper L’Équipe reported that the striker is to reveal his plans on French television show Téléfoot on Sunday. Elsewhere in the French media, it has been suggested that he could announce his future as early as Saturday, after PSG’s game against Metz, but L’Équipe maintains that he is likeliest to wait until Sunday.

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Is Mbappé staying at PSG or moving to Real Madrid?

Mbappé, who is out of contract at PSG at the end of June, has consistently been tipped to join LaLiga giants Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer.

Los Blancos have identified the 23-year-old as the player they want to build their team around in the coming years - and as the ideal marquee signing to coincide with the opening of their revamped Bernabéu stadium, which is due for completion later in 2022.

However, PSG now appear to have made significant progress in their attempts to persuade Mbappé to extend his stay at the Parc des Princes. Indeed, the player’s mother, Fayza Lamari, said on Friday that her son has agreed terms with both PSG and Madrid.

“The two offers are equal from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain,” Lamari told Kora Sports. “There are no big differences between them, but we are waiting for Kylian to choose what he wants.”

Mbappé and PSG face Metz in their final game of the Ligue 1 season on Saturday at 9pm local time (3pm ET/12 noon PT). Paris have said he will be among the players honoured individually on the pitch post-match, but this does not appear to be related to his future. The France international is to be presented with the awards for Ligue 1′s top scorer and assist-provider - if he wins them.

Kylian Mbappé during Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League last-16 elimination by Real Madrid this season.
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Kylian Mbappé during Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League last-16 elimination by Real Madrid this season.FRANCK FIFEAFP

When and where can I watch Téléfoot?

Téléfoot airs on the French TV channel TF1. If Mbappé finally chooses to announce his decision on the show, viewers with access to TF1 will be able to tune in from 11am local time on Sunday 22 May 2022. In the US, that’s 5am ET and 2am PT.

Find out what time Téléfoot starts wherever you are in the world.

Mbappé decision: live with AS USA

You’ll also be able to follow live updates on Mbappé's decision with AS USA. Our rolling blog will have all the latest news on the World Cup winner’s announcement.

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