PSG and Kylian Mbappe, at peace with each other following summer drama

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What has been a turbulent storyline surrounding Kylian Mbappe and his ties with Paris Saint-Germain appears to be taking a reassuring turn, with both parties at peace with each other and wanting to get the best possible results through the 2023/24 season.

At the start of the summer, a chasm seemed to emerge between Kylian Mbappé and PSG when the French striker openly expressed his reluctance to trigger the extension option that would secure his stay until 2025.

In response, PSG leadership took a resolute stance, resulting in his exclusion from Luis Enrique's team for the preseason matchups played by the team. However, a shift in the narrative unfolded on the eve of the Ligue 1 opener against FC Lorient (0-0), where constructive dialogues materialized.

These talks paved the way for PSG's no. 7 to rejoin training and matches, effectively restoring an air of normalcy.

Since then, the club has maintained a sense of tranquility regarding the Mbappe situation, a feeling confirmed by Ben Jacobs talking to sources.

Discussions persist between both parties, exploring avenues for a contract extension, and different options have been talked about regarding various pathways to accomplish this goal. PSG are confident about reaching a deal and the organization is happy with the player's renewed commitment to Paris Saint-Germain.

Moreover, as the summer transfer window dwindles with only three days remaining, the prospect of witnessing Kylian Mbappe change jerseys before the second day of September is a long shot.

Ben Jacobs firmly asserts that "PSG is charting the season's course with Mbappe in mind." Despite Real Madrid's persistent presence on the periphery, Paris Saint-Germain remains steadfast even knowing that a potential eleventh-hour bid from the Spanish club could be coming.

Real Madrid's manager Carlo Ancelotti said a few days ago that his club is done in the transfer market, but it's not that you ever let Kylian Mbappe's train go...

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