Kylian Mbappe open to extending his contract with PSG

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Kylian Mbappe's contract situation, once seemingly stagnant, has taken a sudden turn as he will rejoin Luis Enrique's first-team group of players for training on Monday.

What had been a protracted standoff between MbappE and PSG, primarily due to his reluctance to extend his contract with the French club, has witnessed an unexpected shift.

The club responded convincingly showing a strong position they hadn't deviated from of late by sidelining him in the past few weeks, leaving him out of the Asia tour and the recent match against Lorient on the start of Ligue 1.

However, recent developments suggest that the narrative has changed. Rumors have emerged that Kylian Mbappe is considering extending his contract through 2025, even if no formal agreement is in place yet.

New discussions have been scheduled, and PSG's president, Nasser al-Khelaifi, is reportedly taking an active role in these delicate negotiations as he wants to secure Mbappe's long-term stance in Paris.

It's believed that Luis Campos's transfer through July and August have convinced Mbappe to stay at PSG for at least one more season, and the sale of Neymar could be the final deciding factor in his ultimate decision.

The renovation of the PSG project via younger players and the Frenchification of the side has helped in satisfying Mbappe's desires.

The reported condition is that he'd maintain the option to pursue a move to Real Madrid after this season, a scenario that appeals to him and is considered fait accompli by all parties involved.

Furthermore, Mbappe would have suggested the addition of Bernardo Silva, even "exerting some pressure in that direction," although everybody knows Pep Guardiola and Man City won't sell the player.

RMC corroborated all of the information on Sunday, confirming that discussions for an extension started on Saturday and are set to continue throughout Sunday.

PSG seem optimistic about a positive resolution, considering Mbappe's crucial role in their ongoing project. While nothing is finalized, this sudden shift indicates a renewed hope for an extension, potentially securing the cornerstone of PSG's red and blue ambitions.

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