Real Madrid withdraw from negotiations to sign Kylian Mbappe

Thomas Tuchel Kylian Mbappe can start against RB Leipzig

Paris Saint Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent weeks and the La Liga club have reportedly had a bid of around €200 million rejected for the World Cup winner.

According to the latest reports, Real Madrid have now withdrawn from negotiations for the French player.

It seems highly unlikely that Mbappe will move to Santiago Bernabeu before the transfer window closes tomorrow.

Reports claim that nothing can be ruled out until the end of the window but PSG are now confident that Mbappe will renew his contract with them.

The French World Cup winner has a contract with PSG until the summer of 2022 and he has previously indicated that he does not wish to renew his deal with them.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid will be hoping to sign him on a free transfer next summer if a move fails to materialize now.

The 22-year-old is a world-class player and the PSG fans will be delighted if the club manages to hold on to him for another season. However, losing a player of his calibre on a free transfer next year would be a devastating blow.

It remains to be seen how the situation unfolds over the next 24 hours.

Real Madrid have offered a lot of money for a player who has just 12 months left on his current deal. Ideally, PSG should have accepted their offer and invested it into the playing squad.