Kylian Mbappe's pledge to PSG & Nasser Al-Khelaifi amid Real Madrid speculation

  • Kylian Mbappe's PSG contract expires in summer 2024
  • Real Madrid interested in signing forward
  • France international has made agreement with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi over his decision

Mbappe's contract is up in the summer
Mbappe's contract is up in the summer / Franco Arland/Getty Images
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Kylian Mbappe must inform PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi first on his decision over his future as part of an agreement with the French champions, 90min understands.

Mbappe's contract at PSG expires at the end of the 2023/24 season but he and his camp have insisted he has not yet decided whether to stay at Parc des Princes or leave this summer.

90min reported last week PSG were relaxed over the situation as they would not be out of pocket even if the forward leaves on a free transfer due to a legal agreement that could see him hand back up to €80m in bonuses. Having chosen not to trigger a one-year extension in his contract to 2025 last summer, Mbappe has already foregone a loyalty bonus of €40m.

A report from Foot Mercato earlier this week claimed Mbappe had agreed to join Real Madrid, but the player's camp refuted this suggestion in a statement to RMC Sport.


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Mbappe claimed last week his future had not yet been decided / Christian Liewig - Corbis/GettyImages

90min understands Mbappe has pledged to PSG chief Al-Khelaifi he will be the first person to learn of his decision, and he has not yet chosen his destination for next season.

Mbappe is also determined to play at France's home Olympics later this summer and PSG agreed to this as part of Mbappe’s existing deal if he had extended until 2025. As Olympic football starts on July 24 and finishes on August 10, there is no guarantee Real Madrid would allow Mbappe to compete and it is thought Mbappe views participating as non-negotiable.

By playing at Euro 2024 and the Olympics, factoring in training camps and the requisite rest after, Mbappe would essentially be unavailable to play for any club for pretty much all of June, July and much of August, which is not ideal if trying to settle into a new squad and surroundings.

Meanwhile, Al-Khelaifi publicly discussed Mbappe's future on Tuesday, reiterating his desire for the France international to sign a new deal with PSG.

"Of course I want Kylian to stay, that's for sure," Al-Khelaifi told Rothen s'enflamme.

"He's the best player in the world, and the best club for Kylian is Paris. He's at the centre of everything."


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