Paris Saint-Germain ‘are becoming more confident Kylian Mbappe will agree a short-term extension after positive latest talks… but Real Madrid still believe they can sign France striker this summer’
- Kylian Mbappe is currently set to leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer
- But ESPN claim the Ligue 1 giants are growing in confidence he could stay
- Recent talks between PSG and Mbappe and his agents were said to be positive
- Real Madrid believe they can still sign him for nothing in the summer window
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly growing in confidence that Kylian Mbappe will commit to extending his deal on a short-term basis.
The 23-year-old striker will become a free agent in the summer with his deal at the Parc des Princes expiring in June, and Real Madrid have been heavily linked with a move.
But ESPN claim the French giants have become more hopeful of agreeing a short-term extension with Mbappe recently after their latest meetings with him and representatives turned out to be positive.
PSG are reportedly growing in confidence Kylian Mbappe will agree a short-term extension
Mbappe has scored 10 goals in 19 games this season but can leave for free in the summer
They claim the France international is more open than ever towards the idea of extending his stay in Paris, having finally found the role that he has been searching for in the PSG dressing room.
He has been one of the club’s best performers this season with 10 goals in 19 Ligue 1 games despite their failure to click as a unit, become a key leader and the difference maker in the squad as a result.
Zinedine Zidane’s potential arrival at the Parc des Princes next season could also influence Mbappe’s decision, with the latter keen to work with one of his footballing idols.
But the possible arrival of Zinedine Zidane and new signings could convince Mbappe to stay
The former Real Madrid boss is reportedly in line to replace Mauricio Pochettino should the Argentine be named Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent successor once the season has ended.
PSG are also said to be in talks with Mbappe’s France team-mate Paul Pogba and fellow midfielder Franck Kessie as they look to build a squad capable of challenging on all fronts, another move the club hope will help convince the 23-year-old/
However, Zidane’s former club remain confident they can bring him to Spain in the summer.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez (left) is convinced he can sign Mbappe this summer
That optimism is being led by Madrid president Florentino Perez, who the report claims is convinced he can secure a deal for the striker on a free transfer.
Recent reports suggest Los Blancos are preparing a financial package worth £292million to secure the services of Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund counterpart Erling Haaland.
Mbappe however will come up against Madrid when his PSG side face them in the last 16 of the Champions League knockout stage next month.