Paris Saint-Germain are still hopeful that they can reach an agreement with Kylian Mbappe to renew his contract.
They currently face losing him for free, with his contract expiring next summer and Real Madrid waiting in the wings. However, after Mbappe was re-incorporated back into the team following his suspension, relations have improved in Paris.
According to Diario AS, Mbappe met with Qatari officials over the weekend to discuss his future, after which PSG appeared optimistic about a renewal. A second meeting is planned which could include PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
They are looking to extend his contract and ensure he does not leave for free, but are open to a guaranteed sell clause next summer if Mbappe still wants to leave.
They want 250 million euros for his card if he is to leave, even considering their weak negotiating position. The Madrid daily point out that just because he is listening to PSG, it doesn’t mean his stance on a renewal has changed, perhaps hinting that Mbappe is simply playing well.
For their part, Real Madrid have given the message that they will not make a move for Mbappe this summer, but there have been reports that they could make a last-minute bid for the Frenchman if they can find a way to complete a agreement.
After all, the only material change over the last month or so is that the 24-year-old has been welcomed back into the fold by PSG and Luis Enrique.
Mbappe remains in the driving seat for the whole situation and PSG have now removed the threat of his exclusion from the first team.