Kylian Mbappe has told Mauricio Pochettino that he has no desire to extend his Paris Saint-Germain contract beyond the end of this season, according to reports.
The 22-year-old has just one year left on his deal at the Parc des Princes having scored 132 goals in 171 appearances since moving to the French capital from Monaco in 2017.
Mbappe has only just returned from pre-season having been handed an extended break following his international exploits with France at Euro 2020 this summer.
But according to Spanish news outlet Marca, the forward has informed his manager Pochettino that he does not want to extend his contract with the club, though Mbappe will not force a move away from PSG.
The report adds that Real Madrid are waiting in the wings to find the perfect opportunity to sign Mbappe, after their patience paid off in snapping up David Alaba on a free transfer from Bayern Munich this summer.
PSG now face a dilemma regarding whether to hang onto Mbappe this season and risk losing him for a free this time next year, or simply cash in on the player in the current transfer window.
The French club have been trying to build a world-class squad around Mbappe this summer, adding the likes of Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Georginio Wijnaldum to the Ligue 1 giants’ squad.
Pochettino and Co were boosted when Brazilian talisman Neymar signed a new three-year contract at the beginning of May and were confident that Mbappe could join his fellow attacker in penning a new extension.
But Mbappe revealed before the Euro 2020 campaign with France, which saw him miss a penalty in the last-16 shootout defeat to Switzerland which signalled Les Bleus’ exit from the competition, that he was undecided on his future.
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