Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Kylian Mbappe has reportedly informed the club that he will not exercise an option in his contract to extend his stay until 2025.
Currently, his contract with PSG runs until June 2024, and the club is unwilling to let their star player leave for nothing, potentially paving the way for his departure from the French capital this summer.
If PSG fails to sell Mbappe or reach an agreement on a contract extension, he would be eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with a club outside of France starting in January.
The 24-year-old forward had a remarkable season, scoring 29 goals in Ligue 1, securing the top scorer title for the fifth consecutive year and helping PSG win their 11th league title.
Real Madrid had been frontrunners for Mbappe’s signature last year, but PSG managed to convince him to extend his contract in Paris.
However, with the departure of star striker Karim Benzema, who is joining Saudi Pro League champions Al-Ittihad, Real Madrid could intensify their pursuit of Mbappe as they seek a replacement.
As Mbappe’s contract situation unfolds, the summer transfer window is expected to provide more clarity on his future and the potential suitors vying for his services.