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Kylian Mbappe’s representatives releases statement amid Madrid transfer gossips

Kylian Mbappe's camp have vehemently denied a report claiming that he has agreed to join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer.

Rumours emerged Paris Saint-Germain’s and French forward Kylian Mbappe have agreed to join Real Madrid this summer after his contract ends with the French club at the end of the season.

However, there was not plenty of truth to it after the striker’s representatives released a statement denying the fact of such claim. 

“There is no agreement about Kylian’s future, especially as there are no discussions underway about it.”

No type of influence could dictate the timing of Kylian’s discussions, reflections or decisions,” the statement read.

Real Madrid have long been tipped to sign the France national, and with the player nearing an end to his deal with PSG, he would likely be free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with other clubs.

Before the speculation of his preconceived signed deal, the player himself had pleaded when queried on the fuss around his future.

“I haven’t made my decision yet. I haven’t made a choice. With the agreement I had with the president in the summer, my decision is not important as we managed to protect all the parties and preserved the serenity of the club for the challenges to come, which is the most important,” he said.

A 90min report last week also confirmed that PSG are relaxed about Mbappe’s future as they would not be out of pocket even if he were to leave on a free transfer.

There is a legally binding agreement between the club and player that could see Mbappe return up to €80m (£69m) in the event he departs this summer. This figure is based on several variables and has been described by sources as a complicated legal agreement.

There is also a possibility that Mbappe signs a new contract at Parc des Princes, but this would likely serve to facilitate a future move at a fair price.

Despite Footmercato reporting such news on the forward’s future, it is, however, a case of victory should Real Madrid president Florentino Perez have had his hands penned in a deal this time, after two trials.

Back In 2017, Perez tried to prevent Mbappe from joining PSG only to miss out on the then-18-year-old following a breakout season at Monaco where they won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals.

Five years later, Mbappe looked certain to change the French capital for its Spanish counterpart when nearing free agency in 2022.

At the last minute, however, he took an astronomical offer from his current club which helped him top Forbes’ list of the World’s Highest-Paid Soccer Players.

Mbappe can expect to earn far less than his reported $110 million on-field salary at Madrid, but perhaps he has a much better chance of lifting the Champions League with the record 14-time winners of the competition than in Paris.

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