Kylian Mbappe is the subject of a ‘staggering £259m offer’ from Saudi club Al-Hilal’…with PSG boss Nasser Al-Khelaifi intending to sell the striker who does not want to take part in the club’s pre-season tour to Japan.
- Kylian Mbappé has been put up for sale by PSG after refusing to extend his contract
- They have left him out of his call for the pre-season tour of Japan
- More than five clubs interested in signing Mbappé contacted PSG this weekend
Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal have submitted a world record £259m transfer offer for PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.
The 24-year-old has been put up for sale by the French champions after refusing to sign a new contract, whose deal expires next summer.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has no intention of losing him for free in 2024, sitting out his squad for their pre-season tour of Japan in a clear indication the club is ready to dump the striker.
This has put clubs around the world on alert that Mbappé is available, and insider transfer information Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Al-Hilal has submitted an offer that would break the £200m PSG paid Barcelona for Neymar in 2017.
Al-Hilal is understood to have been given permission by PSG to speak to Mbappé.
Kylian Mbappé has been put up for sale by PSG after being left out of their pre-season tour
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (left) has no intention of letting Mbappé leave for free in 2024
This follows news that Al-Hilal would be willing to offer Mbappé a deal worth £173.2m a year that would include a release clause allowing him to land his dream transfer to Real Madrid next year.
Mbappé came desperately close to joining Madrid in 2022, before making a sensational U-turn and staying at PSG.
However, he has remained linked with the Spanish giants, and PSG believe he has already agreed to join them for free in 2024.
The move to Saudi Arabia could provide a compromise, with PSG getting a lucrative transfer fee, and Mbappe still moving to Madrid in 12 months’ time if they can meet his release clause.
But Mbappé’s future may not lie with either Al-Hilal or Real Madrid, as at least five clubs approached PSG over the weekend to register their interest in the attacker, according to sky sports.
Three of those clubs are Premier League sides, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham all interested in Mbappe.
United are looking to bring in a striker this summer after Cristiano Ronaldo left midway through last season.
They have been linked with Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund as they look to add to their front line after signing midfielder Mason Mount and goalkeeper Andre Onana.
Meanwhile, Chelsea only managed to score 38 goals last period, finishing in 12th place.
They’ve brought in Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson since then, but it looks like a move by Mbappe attracts big-spending owner Todd Boehly.
Spurs could lose Harry Kane this summer, with Bayern Munich refusing to give up in their search for the England captain, and the north London club could see Mbappé as the ideal replacement.
Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez (above) may have been one of those who approached PSG as the Spanish giants are heavily linked with signing Mbappé for free next year.
Todd Boehly’s Chelsea is one of the clubs interested in signing Mbappé this summer
There has also been interest from Europe, with Barcelona and Inter Milan contacting PSG.
A move to Barcelona would be a huge shock given Mbappe’s admiration for his arch-rivals Madrid.
Inter reached the Champions League final last season, and signing Mbappe would be a big coup as the club looks to bring in reinforcements after Edin Dzeko moved to Fenerbahce and Romelu Lukaku turned down a return to the club.
PSG have received a mix of offers, with the possibility of a more effective player deal being discussed.
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