Paris Saint-Germain

Kylian Mbappe PSG contract talks 'going well'

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Mbappe is Real Madrid's prime target
Mbappe is Real Madrid's prime target / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

Kylian Mbappe's Paris Saint-Germain contract talks are progressing nicely, according to the player's mother.

Mbappe's current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, with his long-term future the subject of much speculation.

Long-standing admirers Real Madrid came in for him with two bids last summer and they remain confident of getting their man. Mbappe himself recently admitted that he was "disappointed" not to seal a move to Spain back in August, which seemed to suggest he has little chance of penning fresh terms with PSG.

However, according to his mother Fayza Lamari, things are not so clear cut. She has told Le Parisien that talks are in fact progressing nicely with PSG.

"We are in talks with PSG right now and it’s going well. I even spoke to Leonardo last night [Monday]. But will we reach an outcome? One thing is sure: he will give his all right up until the end to win the Champions League," she said.

"Kylian needs to feel satisfied. If he’s unhappy, he is capable of telling you: “I’m stopping my career”. And he says that to us often, actually [smiles]. With Kylian, it can all change from one day to the next."

The Mbappe contract saga is likely to have plenty of twists and turns before a solution is found. PSG sporting director Leonardo hit out at Real earlier this week for lacking respect, as he thinks the club are attempting to unsettle the player.

In recent days Carlo Ancelotti and Karim Benzema have both chimed in on Mbappe's future, strongly suggesting that they expect the forward to join the club upon the expiration of his contract.

The player himself is keeping his cards close to his chest, saying in a recent interview: "It has been long enough now that I have been in football to know that the truth of yesterday is not that of today, nor that of tomorrow. 

"If I had been told that Messi was going to play for PSG, I would not have believed him. So we don't know what can happen."