Negotiations between Saudi Pro League and Kylian Mbappe for potential summer transfer

The Saudi Pro League director, Michael Emenalo, has confirmed that the league officials are in “open conversations” with Kylian Mbappe as he edges closer to the end of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

Mbappe decided not to trigger the extension in his current deal beyond the summer of 2024, which led to PSG transfer listing him before the season began. Al Hilal had a bid of €300m accepted, but Mbappe made it clear he was not interested in moving to the Middle East and put an end to the talks.

Since then, Mbappe has returned to the PSG fold after agreeing to forgo a €80m bonus just for staying at the club this season. Despite publicly insisting he intends to stay with PSG for the current campaign, behind the scenes, he has made it clear he has no plans to extend his contract any further.

Real Madrid remains keen to land Mbappe and hopes to do so on a free transfer. However, Mbappe can talk to any overseas clubs as early as January 1st, and the SPL director, Michael Emenalo, has refused to rule out another move for the 24-year-old.

Emenalo confirmed that it’s an open conversation with Mbappe but it’s uncertain what he wants to do. He stated, “Our position is very clear – any of these players know where we are. If there’s any interest in being part of what we are trying to build now or for the future, you can’t turn down an opportunity to see if Mbappe can join us. Kylian is someone I love as a player.”

When asked how close Al Hilal came to signing Mbappe, Emenalo conceded that it’s never close if it’s not done, and if it’s not done, there’s a huge chasm. He also mentioned that there was an express interest from the club to make space for Mbappe if he was ready to come.

The future of Kylian Mbappe continues to be a hot topic in the world of football. As the situation unfolds, fans and clubs around the world eagerly await to see where the talented Frenchman will end up. Stay tuned for more updates on this intriguing transfer saga.


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