Mbappe in showdown talks with PSG president over new £430k-a-week contract amid Liverpool and Madrid transfer interest
KYLIAN MBAPPE is in showdown talks with Paris Saint-Germain's president over a new £430,000-a-week contract, according to reports.
The French superstar's contract expires next summer as transfer interest hots up from Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Negotiations between Mbappe's agents and PSG sporting director Leonardo had failed to result in a new deal getting signed.
Leonardo was apparently more fixated on impressing the striker with finances rather than on-pitch ambitions.
And according to Get French Football News, president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has taken over the talks to try and tie Mbappe down.
A source said: "Nasser gets on very well with the family and has done since Kylian’s signing in 2017.
"There is a real respect between them."
Any new deal is expected to see Mbappe rewarded with a slight pay rise from his current £430k-a-week pre-tax package.
But Mbappe is thought to be more concerned with the Parc des Princes project – and wants to see Achraf Hakimi and Gianluigi Donnarumma follow Georginio Wijnaldum into the club.
The report adds there have been further complications with several representatives getting involved wanting a cut.
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Mbappe, who signed for PSG permanently for £162million in 2018, is widely considered one of the best footballers on the planet and expected to win several Ballons d'Or.
He scored 42 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions last season but it was a campaign that ended in disappointment for PSG after their Ligue 1 and Champions League failures.
Liverpool and Real Madrid both want to sign Mbappe.
Neither club, however, have made an official approach to do so because they cannot fund a deal this summer due to the effects of the pandemic.
They are therefore hoping Mbappe refuses to put pen to paper and leaves as a free agent next summer.
PSG, of course, are desperate not to allow that to happen – especially with the World Cup being staged in Qatar, where PSG's owner Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is the head of state.
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