Paris Saint-Germain will let Kylian Mbappe leave in January for a transfer fee worth €400 million.
According to reports, Paris Saint-Germain set a price tag of €400 million (£350 million) on Kylian Mbappe earlier this season as rumors about his future at Parc des Princes grow.
In the summer, Mbappe was heavily linked to leaving PSG, with Real Madrid the front-runners to sign the France international on a free transfer.
He ultimately decided against moving to the Bernabeu and instead signed a new three-year contract with Paris, which is said to be worth £650,000 per week.
After signing Mbappe to a new contract, PSG has had a strong start to the new campaign. Christophe Galtier’s team is currently leading Ligue 1 by one point over Lorient.
However, news of a breakdown in the connection between Mbappe and the club as well as a breach in the dressing room between the French striker and Brazilian teammate Neymar has overshadowed their promising start to the season.
Mbappe wants to leave PSG in the January transfer window, according to the Spanish daily Marca.
The player’s connection to the French team is allegedly “totally destroyed” at this point.
Mbappe reportedly feels “betrayed” by PSG hierarchy and thinks they have broken commitments they made to him when he signed his new deal, according to the French publication Le Parisien.
Marca claim there is now “no turning back” for Mbappe and that PSG have agreed to “collaborate” with the player over an exit.
But the French champions are said to be unwilling to sell Mbappe to rivals Madrid, leaving Liverpool as one of the only other options for the forward.
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The 23-year-old previously held talks with the Premier League club prior to signing a new deal with PSG.
“I talked to Liverpool because it’s the favourite club of my mum,” Mbappe said earlier this year.
“My mum loves Liverpool. I don’t know why, you will have to ask her.
“It’s a good club and we met them five years ago. When I was in Monaco I met them. It’s a big club.”
Liverpool could be able to afford to make a January transfer effort for the World Cup champion, but that is not certain.
Journalist Santi Aouna for Foot Mercato alleges that PSG demanded €400 million for Mbappe earlier this season after being contacted by suitors soon after his contract renewal.
“A few weeks after Kylian Mbappe’s PSG contract was extended, teams expressed interest in signing him. Antero Henrique, a former PSG sporting director, then sought 400 million euros in exchange for his attacker “tweets from Aouna
Despite appearing with a shirt that read “Mbappe 2025” on the back at the Parc des Princes, L’Equipe claims that Mbappe only agreed to a two-year term rather than a three-year one in the summer.
It is claimed that the third year is an optional extension controlled by Mbappe rather than the club.
This is significant as it means at the end of this season, Mbappe could be in the final 12 months of his contract – potentially forcing PSG to decide whether to offer him another new deal or sell him to avoid losing him on a free transfer the following year.