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Big blow to Real Madrid as Kylian Mbappe reopens talks over a potential new contract

Kylian Mbappe has reopened talks over a potential new contract with PSG.

This is a major blow to Real Madrid who were hoping to sign him for free this summer.

Mbappe is allegedly warming to the idea of staying at PSG after beginning contract negotiations with the club.

Mbappe, 23, appeared destined to leave the Parc des Princes at the end of his contract this summer and join Real Madrid on a free transfer.

He was rumored to be lobbying for a move last summer, but PSG are adamant about keeping him and are claimed to have turned off a £134 million proposal from Real Madrid.

But instead, PSG valued the France World Cup winner at closer to £175million, deterring Los Blancos from making another offer with his contract up at the end of June.

After starting fresh contract talks, Kylian Mbappe is warming to the notion of staying at PSG.

Mbappe is now open for a free move in the summer, but according to The Telegraph, he may be set to sign a contract extension with PSG.

At the end of June, Real Madrid hoped to sign the 23-year-old on a free transfer.

Mbappe, who has 18 goals for PSG this season, is contemplating a stay at the club.

Any extension would almost certainly be short-term, but it would be a significant boost for PSG amid fears that their star player could go for free this summer.

Mbappe had ‘always guaranteed that he would never leave for free,’ according to sporting director Leonardo, and Real might yet come back in with a better offer if he signs that new contract.

When PSG meets Real in the Champions League last 16 next month, with the first leg in Paris on February 15, all eyes will be on Mbappe.

He’ll next travel to Bernabeu, his next possible destination, for the decisive match on March 9.

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