Mbappe makes ‘shock U-turn’ with Liverpool, Chelsea target ‘open’ to signing deal with ‘special clause’

Lewis Oldham
Mbappe in PSG talks
Kylian Mbappe holds talks with PSG.

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has reportedly performed a “shock U-turn” in relation to his future with the Ligue Un giants.

The Mbappe saga has been one of the major stories during this summer’s transfer window.

He’s often butted heads with PSG’s hierarchy in recent years and he made it clear to them at the start of this summer that he does not want to sign a new contract.

His current deal is up in 2024 and he’s been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool, who have reportedly been looking at a loan deal for the 2023/24 campaign. 

While Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal failed to sign him earlier this summer, Real Madrid continue to be linked with the World Cup winner and it’s likely only a matter of time before he signs for the Spanish giants.

It’s been expected that Mbappe will leave PSG this summer if a solution can be found but he has now reportedly held positive talks with the club over a new deal. 

Foot Mercato are reporting that PSG have been ‘discussing an extension with a rather special clause’.

A ‘one-year extension’ until 2025 is on the table and a ‘departure clause’ as part of this deal would ‘guarantee’ him a transfer elsewhere in 2024.

This would work for both parties as Mbappe could still get a move to Real Madrid next year and PSG would be able to demand a huge fee rather than losing him for nothing.

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Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has meanwhile confirmed that “different solutions” are on the table for Mbappe.

“Kylian Mbappe is back with the Paris Saint-Germain squad after contacts in the last few days between the club and the player and his camp,” Romano told Caught Offside.

“These talks were quite positive, and so PSG communicated to Mbappe that he’s back in Luis Enrique’s squad, so even though he was up for sale and out of the project, he is now returning to the first-team. Nasser Al Khelaifi was also at the training ground, and he communicated to the squad that Mbappe is back and committed to PSG.

“So what’s happening? Mbappe and PSG have had more positive talks over a new deal, it’s completely different from the previous four or five weeks.

“At the moment there is still no total agreement, there are different solutions that could be on the table – a short-term contract, or a long-term contract with a release clause for summer 2024.

“Many things are being discussed, so there’s still no agreement but there are at least discussions after it previously looked unlikely.

“Of course, this could make the situation more complicated for Real Madrid. For now, Real Madrid are very calm. They never entered into any negotiation this summer – no bid, no talks, nothing.

“Just interest of course, but PSG always thought Mbappe agreed with Madrid for summer 2024. So, they’re calm and they keep going on their way.”

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