July 31 was the main day on PSG's and Kylian Mbappe's schedule, as it marked a significant turning point in the football world with the Frenchman facing a deadline to exercise his option to stay at Paris Saint Germain for an additional year after next June.
The French striker remains unwavering in his stance and shows no signs of wavering. Following his stance about not extending his deal past the official expiration date of June 2024, PSG are now bracing for what they believe will be an "insulting" offer from Real Madrid, as reported by RMC Sport.
The PSG management is determined not to let the player leave on a free transfer next year, as revealed by RMC Sport. The club considers Mbappe to be available for sale this summer, although there have been no negotiations between PSG and Real Madrid for now.
PSG even "offered to arrange a meeting with the player," in order to discuss a potential extension past 2024, but the proposal was "turned down by the Parisian star."
RMC Sport emphasizes that PSG are anticipating an offer from Real Madrid that they perceive as "extremely low and insulting." This move by the Spanish club could be an attempt to showcase their interest in the Parisian forward making it look like it is PSG's fault for the player to be blocked and locked into a no-exit situation, with PSG seemingly "posing obstacles" for the player to join Madrid.
Kylian Mbappe remains resolute in his commitment to honor his current contract until its end, even if it means spending time on the bench through the Ligue 1 and Champions League campaigns, despite the potential negatives that could have leading up to the Euro 2024 and the Olympics next summer.
The situation remains complex, with both parties not yet arriving at a clear resolution. As RMC Sport notes, the ongoing standoff seems to stem from PSG's desire to assert their strength, while Mbappe stands firm in his refusal to back down.