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Real Madrid informed Paris Saint-Germain that they would not continue their search for Kylian Mbappé in the final hours of the transfer market. 90min understands, with French club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, that he is standing firm by not allowing the superstar to leave this summer.
Real made two offers for the 22-year-old in recent weeks, the second worth € 180 million, which they had been led to believe would be enough for the French giants to consider.
PSG football director Leonardo had previously admitted that the club wanted to get the money they paid back and indicated that the deal was possible, but that has not been the case.
Some within the PSG hierarchy were eager to get some money back from Mbappé, whom they bought from Monaco in 2017 for a 180 million euro deal, but Al-Khelaifi made a final decision and made it clear that the French international did not. is leaving.
90min learned that Real Madrid verbally communicated to PSG that they were willing to pay more than 200 million euros if it meant they were going to close the deal before the window ran out, but having had no firm response, they withdrew on Tuesday.
Mbappé has been calm about the whole situation in public, but sources close to the player have confirmed that 90min who has made it clear to PSG in recent weeks that he will not sign an extension and wants to move to the Spanish capital.
Les Parisiens still have some hope that playing with Lionel Messi and possibly challenging for a Champions League title could persuade the 22-year-old to sign a new extension, with his current contract expiring at the end of the season.
As it is, Mbappé will be able to sign a pre-contract with any club in January. Real Madrid intend to make him their player in 2022 and can commit to them in just four months.