Kylian Mbappe tipped for Premier League move as Real Madrid talks ‘stall’ as Chelsea, Liverpool & Man Utd linked
Kylian Mbappe’s contract at PSG expires at the end of the current season, leaving Premier League clubs on red alert.
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The Kylian Mbappe transfer saga has taken yet another huge twist which is now prompting speculation of a sensational transfer to the English Premier League.
Mbappe is regarded as one of the most talented footballers of this generation and he has been one of the standout players in Ligue 1 for over seven seasons. The 24-year-old lifted the title in his first season with AS Monaco in 2016/17 and has added a further five league titles and three Coupes de France since moving to PSG in 2017.
The attacker is regarded as one of greatest talents in both PSG and the French national team’s history. He has scored a combined 224 goals in all competitions in the capital which makes him the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, while for France he is on course to eclipse Oliver Giroud’s goal scoring record and has already managed 43 goals in 73 games.
Mbappe is just one of two players to score in back-to-back World Cup finals along with Vava of Brazil and he is the first player since Geoff Hurst to score a hat-trick in a final. The striker is blessed with blistering pace, skill and a natural ability to score goals, which has unsurprisingly attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in world football, particularly Real Madrid.
Mbappe cost PSG an estimated £163m back in 2017 - making him the second most expensive player in the history of football. However, he is now approaching the final season of his contract and talks to extend it have stalled as the player seeks a new challenge.
Real Madrid were thought to be the frontrunners to sign the player on a free contract in the summer. Meanwhile, Mbappe turned down a lucrative offer to join Saudi giants Al-Hilal as they produced a world record offer of £259m. The move to Real Madrid appeared straight forward for Mbappe who would line up alongside star-studded names such as Jude Bellingham and Vincicius Jr.
However, reports from Spanish outlet Cadena SAR suggest that the deal is off between Real Madrid and Mbappe, which opens up the door for Premier League clubs. Cadena Sar explains that Mbappe’s reported wage demands of £330,000 a week are thought to be too high, while the club’s focus is to move for younger players who they can develop into world class footballers.
Real Madrid themselves also released a statement distancing themselves from the transfer. The official statement said: "Given the information recently issued and published by different media outlets, in which there is speculation about alleged negotiations between the player Kylian Mbappe and our club, Real Madrid CF would like to state that this information is completely false and that no such negotiations have taken place with a player who belongs to PSG."
Who could sign Kylian Mbappe?
Kylian Mbappe is one of the biggest names and earners in world football and only a select few clubs in the Premier League would have the financial power to sign the attacker.
Two of the leading teams in the race to sign Mbappe are thought to be Liverpool and Chelsea, according to reports from FourFourTwo. Chelsea are currently struggling on the pitch in 10th position, but have proven they have huge financial power by spending over £1bn in the last three transfer windows.
Newcastle United are backed by the richest owners in world football and could look to make a statement to the rest of the world with the signing. Meanwhile, Manchester United could target the striker as they look to reclaim the Premier League title for the first time since 2013.
Liverpool have bolstered their forward line in recent transfer windows but they are one of the four Premier League clubs who could be tempted to approach Mbappe with a proposal if he will be available on a free transfer come the summer.