During the international break, Kylian Mbappe remained tight-lipped when asked about his future at Paris Saint-Germain. The 24-year-old striker’s future in the French capital is becoming increasingly uncertain, with his contract at Les Parc des Princes scheduled to expire at the end of the season.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi declared in the summer that Mbappe has two weeks to sign a new contract with the Parisians or he will be sold. After a few months, the France international has still not committed his long-term future to PSG, nor has he been offloaded.
As things stand, international clubs will be able to start pre-contract talks with Mbappe about a free move at the end of the season starting in January, unless he unexpectedly signs an extension. If the Frenchman declines to sign a new contract, PSG must decide whether to risk losing him for free in the summer or cut their losses and cash-in during the winter transfer window.
With Mbappe keeping his options open, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Real Madrid have all been mentioned as possible destinations. He remained tight-lipped on his future in an interview with French website Telefoot, as reported by GFNF.
“It’s something I don’t want to talk about,” Mbappe stated. “Especially since I did it in June and it took up a significant portion of the international break.” I’d rather we talk about the national team than something that will be settled one day, when there will be time to talk about it.”
If Arsenal or Chelsea are fortunate enough to get Mbappe, they will have to pay millions in wages and signing bonuses alone. He’s hoping for a yearly income of €35 million (£30.5 million) after tax and a sign-on fee of over €100 million (£87 million), according to Spanish publication AS, citing Sport Witness.