The three reasons Real Madrid have cooled their interest in PSG star Kylian Mbappe… with ‘concerns over his wage demands and the Spanish giants looking to invest in younger talent’

  • Kylian Mbappe can move for free when his contract expires in the summer
  • Real have already failed with three attempts to lure the forward from Paris
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Real Madrid have decided to drop their interest in Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in Spain.

The Spanish giants were expected to move for the PSG star when his contract expires in the summer.

But Real have now cooled their interest due to three reasons, according to Spanish outlet Cadena Ser. 

The first concern is that Mbappe would wreck the salary structure at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Mbappe would demand at least €20m (£17.5m), while the top earners currently earn between €10m (£8.7m) and €15m (£13m). 

PSG star Kylian Mbappe can move for free when his contract expires in the summer

Real Madrid, led by chief Florentino Perez, have denied rumours they have held talks with PSG forward Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe has been heavily linked with Madrid

Real Madrid, led by Florentino Perez (L), denied rumours they have held talks with Mbappe

Secondly, Real have already failed with three attempts to lure the France forward from Paris. 

And finally, the 24-year-old does not fit their transfer policy of only investing heavily in younger talent. 

Earlier this month Real Madrid denied claims they have held negotiations with Mbappe ahead of his contract expiring next summer – calling the rumours ‘completely false’. 

Mbappe will become a free agent at the end of the season as things stand and should he fail to agree new terms with the French side, there will be a host of elite clubs queuing up to secure one of the world’s best players for free. 

The Frenchman endured a tense relationship with his club over the summer amid uncertainty over his future and at one point he was banished to play with the B team. Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal even lodged a world record £257million, but the player opted against moving to the Middle East.

He has since resolved matters with PSG and returned to the first team – going on to score ten times in nine Ligue 1 starts, looking to brush off questions around his future. 


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