Kylian Mbappe has decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain instead of joining Real Madrid, according to multiple reports.
Real Madrid were widely expected to sign Mbappe as a free agent following the expiration of his contract.
However, PSG were determined to keep the 23-year-old forward – who has been in sensational form this season – and they now seem to have won that battle.
Earlier this week the pendulum seemed to have swung firmly in Madrid’s direction, with reports suggesting talks between Mbappe and PSG’s Qatari owners had not swayed the striker, and that he wanted to join Los Blancos.
Mbappe’s mother and agent confirmed on Friday that agreements had been reached with both clubs and a decision would be made over the weekend.
On Saturday, multiple major publications in France, including L’Equipe and Le Parisien, as well as ESPN, reported the former Monaco striker will be staying put.
No details were put forward as to the length of Mbappe’s new contract, though it was suggested the France star could confirm his decision at the Parc des Princes following PSG’s season-ending match against Metz on Saturday.
Mbappe is the club’s second-highest goalscorer in their history, behind Edinson Cavani, having overtaken Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he netted for the 157th time in a PSG shirt earlier this season.
The news will come as a blow to Madrid, who face Liverpool in the Champions League final next week.
Los Blancos had also been linked with Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, but he has decided to join Manchester City, and it appears as though Madrid president Florentino Perez will be made to wait for his next Galactico.
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