The Liga giants are becoming more confident that they can land the 22-year-old superstar
Real Madrid have made a second bid for PSG star Kylian Mbappe and are optimistic that their € 170m (£ 146m / $ 200m) plus € 10m (£ 9m / $ 12m) offer in additions will be enough to beat the forward get, Purpose can confirm.
The Blancos made an opening bid of € 160 million (£ 137 million / $ 188 million) earlier this week, which was rejected by PSG.
But after raising their bid, the Spanish giants are becoming increasingly confident that they can sign a deal for the 22-year-old superstar.
The state of negotiations
Mbappe, whose contract expires at the end of the current season, turned down no less than six renewed offers from PSG.
The forward has made it clear that his dream is to join Madrid and is willing to do whatever is necessary to make the move happen.
PSG Sports Director Leonardo admitted this week that Mbappe wants to leave the club, but strikes out at Madrid for what he called ‘illegal’ behavior when he contacted the forward.
“In terms of our position on Real, it seems like a strategy to try to get a no from us, to show that they have tried everything and wait a year to get him for free,” Leonardo said. RMC Sport.
“For the past two years Real Madrid has behaved like this: it is not correct, even illegal because they have contacted the player. It is unacceptable to us because it is not correct.”
PSG have demanded up to € 220 million (£ 189 million / $ 259 million) for Mbappe, but Madrid are determined not to pay the amount.
Purpose understands that PSG head coach Mauricio Pochettino, along with the club’s locker room, has accepted that Mbappe is likely to leave.
Mbappe by PSG
The 22-year-old has developed into one of the best players in the world after joining PSG from Monaco in 2017.
Mbappe has led Ligue 1 for the past three seasons and has been named the player of the division in two of the campaigns.
After the arrival of Lionel Messi, it seemed as if Messi, Mbappe and Neymar would form one of the strongest front lines of all time, but it now appears that the dream will elude the Parisians.