Reports suggest that Kylian Mbappe, the French footballer, has been excluded from training with Paris Saint-Germain’s first-team squad due to a contract dispute.
Mbappe has refused to sign an extension to his contract, which is set to expire next summer.
PSG believes that Mbappe has already agreed to join Real Madrid at the end of the upcoming season and wants to sell him this summer instead of letting him leave for free in 2024.
Mbappe was given permission to speak with Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal after they submitted a world-record bid of £259m, but he declined the offer.
As a result of the stalemate between Mbappe and the club, he was not included in PSG’s pre-season squad for their tour of Japan and South Korea.
It is now reported that Mbappe will train with a separate group, known as the ‘loft’ group, rather than the main first-team squad.
Despite PSG’s attempts to resolve the situation, including offering a contract with a sale clause for the end of the season, no resolution appears to be imminent.
There have been rumors of a potential loan move to Chelsea or Liverpool, but Mbappe’s future remains uncertain.
Meanwhile, PSG is reportedly looking to strengthen their forward line with the acquisition of Goncalo Ramos from Benfica.
The team will begin their title defense on Saturday against Lorient.
This article was updated 1 month ago