PSG turn down €160m bid for Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid plotting second bid

Paris Saint-Germain Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid are hoping to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window closes.

According to Sky Sports, the La Liga giants have submitted an offer of around €160 million for the French World Cup winner.

Mbappe is in the final year of his contract with the French club and he has already communicated his desire to leave them this summer.

Losing a player of his calibre on a free transfer next summer would be disastrous for PSG and it remains to be seen whether they are prepared to sanction his departure in the coming days.

Real Madrid plotting second bid for Mbappe

According to the Athletic, Paris Saint-Germain have turned down the €160 million bid from Real Madrid for their star attacker and the Spanish outfit are now expected to submit a second bid which will be closer to €200 million.

PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi does not want to sell the French attacker this summer but resisting an offer of around €200 million could prove to be difficult especially when the player will be a free agent next year.

The French outfit have recently completed the signing of Lionel Messi on a free transfer from Barcelona and they will be hoping to play with an attacking trio of Messi, Mbappe and Neymar this season.

It remains to be seen how the situation unfolds over the next few days.

With just a week remaining in the transfer window, Real Madrid will have to accelerate negotiations with the French outfit if they want to sign Mbappe.

It seems unlikely that personal terms will be a problem with the player and therefore Real Madrid’s priority should be convincing PSG now.