Real Madrid made a last minute new offer worth €200 million to Paris Saint-Germain for the rights to Kylian Mbappe but received no reply and are now resigned to putting their bid to land the star forward on hold, sources close to the LaLiga club revealed.
The transfer window in Spain and France closed at midnight (CEST) on Tuesday and talks remained deadlocked, with the two clubs unable to find common ground on a fee for the 22-year-old.
However, sources in Paris denied that a new bid had been made Tuesday and confirmed that Mbappe would be staying at PSG this season.
Madrid made an initial €160m offer for Mbappe last week and, after it was immediately turned down, followed it up with a bid worth €170m up front plus €10m in add-ons.
PSG did not respond to that offer, and sources had previously told ESPN it would take a bid of at least €200m to make them seriously consider a transfer.
There had been attempts from Madrid in recent days to put pressure on PSG by threatening to withdraw from negotiations.
Real Madrid however retain interest in the player and believe PSG were looking for a possible replacement for Mbappe during that time.
The striker’s contract at PSG expires in June 2022, and if he does not sign a new one, he will be free to negotiate with Madrid, or any other club, in January with a view to moving for free next summer.
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