Kylian Mbappe reinstated by PSG, set to train with first team next week

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Kylian Mbappe will be back in action with Paris Saint-Germain's first team, at least on the training fields of their new facilities at Poissy, as the club confirmed his return following "productive discussions" through the weekend.

Mbappe had been temporarily separated from the team last month due to a contract dispute regarding his future and pending a potential transfer away from Paris, seemingly to Real Madrid.

However, after the talks held on Saturday between PSG and Mbappe, he has been reintegrated into the main squad, ending his time with the "loft," a group of players not part of the primary team's plans and expected to be sold by PSG through the remainder of the transfer window.

The club statement said the following: “Following very constructive and positive discussions between Paris Saint-Germain and Kylian Mbappe before the PSG – Lorient game, the player has been reinstated into the first team training squad this morning.”

Mbappe resumed training on Sunday at the club's Poissy training center, with his teammates taking a day off following Saturday's 0-0 draw against Lorient.

While Mbappe's contract is set to expire in June 2024, it included an option to extend it for another year although that is no longer the case as it cannot be executed anymore with an expiration date set for July 31st, 2023.

PSG are determined to either keep Mbappe in Paris under a new contract or to prevent him from leaving the club for free next summer by selling him now as they believe he has a pre-agreement to join Real Madrid once his current deal expires next year.

Mbappe has long been of interest to Real Madrid, who were unsuccessful in their attempt to sign him last summer and have yet to submit an offer for the France international. It's been reported that Real Madrid is waiting for Mbappe to submit a transfer request before moving ahead with their own bid.

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