Real Madrid to Submit Improved €170m bid for PSG’s Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid have made an improved offer of €170m for Kylian Mbappe
Real Madrid have made an improved offer of €170m for Kylian Mbappe / LOIC VENANCE/Getty Images

Real Madrid are reportedly set to make a third bid of €170 million for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe as they look to land the Frenchman before the transfer window shuts next week.

Los Blancos made an opening bid of €160m earlier this week which was rejected by PSG, and have returned with an increased bid, confident they will land the 22-year-old, according to Goal.

Mbappe is out of contract next summer, and has so far, refused no fewer than six contract renewal offers from the Ligue 1 giants. PSG sporting director, Leonardo, admitted this week that the 22-year-old wants to leave the club, but hit out at Madrid for what he called "illegal" conduct in contacting the forward.

"In terms of our position on Real, it seems like a strategy to try to get a no from us, to show that they have tried everything and to wait for a year to get him for free," Leonardo told RMC Sport.

"For the last two years, Real Madrid have been behaving like this, it is not correct. Illegal even because they contacted the player. It is unacceptable for us, because it is not correct. It is proof of the strategy: an offer comes 1 year before the end of his contract and 7 days before the end of the window. They want us to reject to show to Kylian that they tried everything and to start negotiating for next year.”

PSG have demanded up to €220m for the World Cup winner, but Madrid are firm in their stance that they will not pay that amount.