Arsenal preference, Real Madrid stance, Chelsea interest| SolSportHQ
Kylian Mbappe is once again touted with an exit from PSG, with clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid all linked with a swoop
Kylian Mbappe has sparked yet another transfer saga at Paris Saint-Germain. The Frenchman has entered the final 12 months of his contract with PSG, having only recently signed a new two-year extension, with the option of a third year that hasn’t been taken up.
The French outfit have set a clear stance on Mbappe’s future after he informed them that he would not be extending his deal: sign a new contract or be sold this summer. With Lionel Messi already departing for Inter Miami and rumours surrounding an exit for Neymar Jr, a move for Mbappe could be a huge loss for Les Parisiens.
With that said, here’s a look at the latest on a potential transfer this summer for Mbappe as well as the teams looking to make a move.
Arsenal preference revealed
A report from the Independent has stated PSG are adamant Madrid must pay what they want – but president Florentino Perez does not want to pay PSG a penny for Mbappe.
The report adds that Arsenal would actually be Mbappe’s first preference if he were to ever go to the Premier League, both because he likes the evolution of Mikel Arteta’s team and would also enjoy the challenge of delivering the title to the club again. The 24-year-old is nevertheless seen as way beyond Arsenal’s budget and it should be stressed there has been no contact.
Much will depend on whether there is a serious move, either by another club or Mbappe himself, as to whether Madrid go on to purchase him this summer. The Spanish club recently announced that their spending was finished for the summer with the surprising deal for Joselu, who is seen as a temporary replacement for Karim Benzema before going all in on Mbappe next summer.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has claimed that Mbappe must sign a deal soon or he will be made available on the transfer market this summer. Speaking at the unveiling of new head coach Luis Enrique, he said: “Our position is very clear, if Kylian Mbappe wants to stay – we want him to stay – he needs to sign a new contract.
“We cannot let the best player in the world right now leave for free. That is impossible.”
Premier League move latest
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that, despite links with a move to the Premier League, there are currently no talks ongoing for Mbappe. He told CaughtOffside: Despite some big headlines, I honestly have absolutely no news on any English clubs being in talks to sign Mbappe. If something will happen in the next months we will say that, but at this point I’ve absolutely zero information on this one.”
Arsenal are among the sides that have been linked with Mbappe as FootballTransfers reports that the Gunners are eyeing a move for the forward. The 24-year-old is claimed to be admired by the north London outfit, who are looking to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League in the near future.
Chelsea have been put on red alert over a move for Kylian Mbappe this summer after the forward refused an option to extend his contract by a further year. That’s according to the Times, which reports that the Blues are monitoring a potential switch for the France international.
The move could see him reunite with former boss Mauricio Pochettino, who he played under at PSG and has since taken the head coach role at Chelsea.