‘In January, we will have news about Kylian Mbappe’: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez hints deal to sign France star is ALREADY DONE… then backtracks over fears of damaging PSG relations
- Kylian Mbappe says the only club he’d leave PSG for would be Real Madrid
- The French forward is out of contract in 2022 and free to talk to clubs in January
- Madrid president Florentino Perez said he will have news from Mbappe then
- But Perez then backtracked, wanting to remain respectful to the French giants
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has backtracked after originally saying he will have news about PSG forward Kylian Mbappe’s potential signing in January.
The LaLiga club were heavily linked with the French World Cup winner in the summer, with Mbappe’s deal at the Parc des Princes expiring next year.
With no extension imminent, Mbappe is free to talk to clubs in January about a pre-contract agreement and Perez implied that a deal was already done and could be confirmed in January, as reported in Marca.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez (left) has backtracked after originally saying he will have news about Kylian Mbappe’s (right) potential signing in January
Mbappe is free to talk to clubs in January and the Spanish giants are interested in a deal
The long-term Madrid chief said: ‘In January we will have news from Mbappe. We hope that on January 1 everything can be solved.’
However, he then backtracked over fears of damaging relations with the Parisian club.
He told RMC: ‘My words were not interpreted well. What I said is that we’ll have to wait until next year for any news, remaining respectful towards PSG, with whom we maintain good relations.’
Earlier, Mbappe admitted that the only club he would leave PSG for would be Real Madrid, as the 22-year-old gave an explosive interview to L’Equipe.
Mbappe gave an explosive interview in which he admitted he wanted to leave Paris for Madrid
Mbappe revealed: ‘What could make me stay at PSG? We’re far from it… since I wanted to leave Paris this summer. I’m not going to be the hypocrite, my ambition was clear. We will see what happens – my future is not my priority now.
‘I am attached to PSG, and if I had left this summer, it would have only been for Real Madrid. I continued playing in August and I had no problem with that. Why did I want to leave?
‘I thought my adventure was over. If I had left, it would only have been to Real Madrid. Leaving PSG was the next logical step.’
Madrid are desperate to get their man and even saw bids exceeding £150m for the star rejected this summer.
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