Real Madrid denied on Saturday that they are in talks to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain when his contract ends in June 2024. There had been stories that they were in talks.
“In view of the information issued and published recently by different media outlets, in which there is speculation about alleged negotiations between the player Kylian Mbappe and our club, Real Madrid wishes to state that this information is categorically false and that no such negotiations have taken place with a player who belongs to PSG,” said Madrid in a press release.
On Thursday, the Spanish newspaper Marca said that Madrid wants Mbappe to join the team next year and that the players are sure “he will land at the Santiago Bernabeu.”
Madrid has been after Mbappe for a while now, but he turned them down by signing a new deal with PSG in May 2022, even though it was said he had decided to join Real Madrid.
Mbappe wasn’t able to play for PSG until August 13 because they wouldn’t keep him on after the summer.
They didn’t ask the 24-year-old to the pre-season tour of Japan and South Korea, so he missed the French champions’ first Ligue 1 game because of it.
It took “constructive and positive discussions” with the club before Mbappe was brought back into the fold.