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Mbappe knocks back blank-cheque offer from PSG

Kylian Mbappe is believed to have turned down a blank-cheque renewal offer from Paris Saint-Germain, with his contract set to expire at the club next summer.

That long-term deal would have gone above the ₣90 million (US$100,5 million) gross that PSG offered Mbappe last summer, and it would have contained a promise that PSG’s sporting project will remain competitive at the highest level of European competition.

Last week the two parties had at least one meeting to thrash out the terms, as PSG continue to try and tie down their man to another deal.

The length of the deal was reported to be a further two years, with the crux being — given the club’s Qatari ownership — that Mbappe remains a PSG player for the Qatar World Cup later this year, but has the option to leave afterwards.

But the 23-year-old continues to reject the proposals.

Another angle weaved into the mix is the ongoing strategic relationship between Qatar and France as a whole, which involves a lot of money and political influence, with French President Emmanuel Macron directly involved in this mutually beneficial partnership.

Mbappe seems to be an increasingly important component in all of this, and his performances on the pitch — recording 36 goal involvements already this term — see him closing in on the status of the world’s best player.

A dominant second leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League on March 9 could solidify that.

Mbappe retains a huge love for PSG, and one of the reasons he wanted to leave the club last summer was so that the Parisians could get a big chunk of money for him.

And for now, rather than sorting out his own future, his priority is getting through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and ultimately going on to win the trophy his club want more than any other — which would crown a hugely successful season with the club he loves. — Marca.

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