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Real Madrid warn Kylian Mbappe that transfer could be 'now or never'

Tom Gott
Real Madrid want an answer from Mbappe
Real Madrid want an answer from Mbappe / Sylvain Lefevre/GettyImages
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Real Madrid have warned PSG forward Kylian Mbappe that he will likely never get the chance to live out his dream of playing at the Santiago Bernabeu if he does not accept their offer this summer.

Mbappe has entered the final six months of his contract in Paris and had been widely expected to join Real at the end of the season, but PSG have not given up hope of keeping the 23-year-old and continue to make him new offers.

The latest proposal, according to The Times, is a two-year deal with an astronomical wage that eclipses anything Real could offer, and the feeling is that Mbappe has not ruled out signing.

That hasn't sat particularly well with Real, who believe they have an informal agreement with Mbappe to sign on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Those in charge at the Bernabeu have warned Mbappe that their proposal will not be on the table forever and the money set aside for his signing will be reinvested in other targets, such as Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland, if he does not join now.

Real struck a deal with Mbappe last summer and tried to get the transfer over the line back then, but their offer of €160m was rejected by PSG. Seen as little more than an inconvenience at the time, Real believed they would simply have to wait an extra 12 months to get their man and would save a boatload of money in the process.

However, following the Champions League last 16 draw, which pitted Real against PSG, the La Liga leaders agreed not to make any more approaches until after the tie, despite the fact that they are legally permitted to speak with the 23-year-old.

That peace offering could backfire on Real as it has given PSG the chance to make an astronomical offer which has turned Mbappe's head.

Real are still hopeful that Mbappe will prioritise his sporting dreams over money, but they have ramped up the pressure on the France international by warning him that their offer may never come around again.

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