Kylian Mbappe is the subject of ‘staggering world-record £259MILLION bid’ from Saudi club Al-Hilal’… with PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi intent on selling wantaway striker as he’s left out of club’s pre-season tour to Japan
Kylian Mbappe has been put up for sale by PSG after refusing to extend his deal They have left him out of their squad for their pre-season tour of Japan More than five clubs interested in signing Mbappe contacted PSG this weekend
Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal have submitted a world-record transfer bid of £259m for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.
The 24-year-old has been put up for sale by the French champions after refusing to sign a new deal, with his contract set to expire next summer.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has no intention of losing him for free in 2024, and he was left out of their squad for their pre-season tour of Japan in a clear indication that the club is ready to offload the forward.
This has put clubs around the world on alert that Mbappe is available, and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has revealed Al-Hilal have put in an offer that would smash the £200m PSG paid Barcelona for Neymar in 2017.
It is understood PSG have given Al-Hilal permission to speak to Mbappe.
Kylian Mbappe has been put up for sale by PSG after being let out of their pre-season tour
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (left) has no intention of letting Mbappe leave for free in 2024
This follows the news that Al-Hilal would be willing to offer Mbappe a deal worth £173.2m-year that would include a release clause to allow him to get his dream move to Real Madrid next year.
Mbappe came desperately close to joining Madrid in 2022, before performing a sensational U-turn and staying at PSG.
He has continued to be linked with the Spanish giants, though, 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 Mbappe’s future may not be at either Al-Hilal or Real Madrid, as at least five clubs reached out to PSG over the weekend to register their interest in the attacker, according to Sky Sports.
Three of those clubs are Premier League teams, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham all keen on 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 term, finishing down in 12th place.
They have brought in Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson since then, but it appears a move for Mbappe appeals to their big-spending owner Todd Boehly.
Spurs could lose Harry Kane this summer, with Bayern Munich refusing to give up in their pursuit of the England captain, and the north London club may view Mbappe as the ideal replacement.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez (above) may have been one of those to reach out to PSG, with the Spanish giants heavily linked with signing Mbappe for free next year.
Todd Boehly’s Chelsea are one of the clubs interested in signing Mbappe this summer
There has also been interest from Europe, with Barcelona and Inter Milan making contact with PSG.
A switch to Barcelona would be a major shock given Mbappe’s admiration for their bitter rivals Madrid.
Inter made last season’s Champions League final, and signing Mbappe would be a major coup, with the club looking to bring in reinforcements after Edin Dzeko moved to Fenerbahce and Romelu Lukaku snubbed a return to the club.
PSG have received a mix of offers, with the possibility of a player-plus-cash deal being discussed.
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