PSG fires back at Mbappe, send him a three-page letter ultimatum

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French newspaper L'Equipe revealed that a month after Kylian Mbappe sent an initial letter stating his intention not to activate the additional year in his contract, PSG have responded with a letter sent his way on July 3.

In the second letter that Mbappe sent to Nasser al-Khelaifi, after an initial one on June 13, the France international explained the president his reasons for the decision of playing his contract out through June 2024 without extending it beyond that point.

This revelation put the Parisian club in a difficult position, as PSG are now facing a very realistic possibility of seeing Mbappe leaving their club in exchange for nothing as a free agent a year from now.

To address the situation, PSG's president Al-Khelaifi made it clear to Mbappe that he and PSG wish he will continue at the organization beyond the summer of 2024, taking advantage of Luis Enrique's introduction on Wednesday, July 5.

For that to happen, though, Mbappe will need to sign a new contract now (before July 31) or make clear that he won't do so, then opening the door for PSG to sell him this summer.

This clarity was emphasized during Luis Enrique's introductory press conference, and Al-Khelaifi further reiterated the club's position in subsequent interviews with the media in the past few hours and days.

In addition to the public statement, PSG also communicated its position to Kylian Mbappe's camp through a three-page letter that contains information obtained by L'Equipe and revealed to exist on Friday, July 7.

The letter aims to explain Mbappe that PSG's desire has always been for him to continue at Paris while assuring him that they would respond positively to a transfer request when the time comes if he doesn't extend his contract with the organization this very summer.

According to insider sources at PSG speaking to the newspaper, "discussions have been initiated between Paris Saint-Germain and their star player to extend their partnership beyond 2025."

The letter also highlighted the financial implications of Mbappe leaving on a free transfer, emphasizing that significant economic consequences would arise and have a seriously negative impact on PSG as an organization.

Regarding a contract extension, it's believed that "several meetings have already taken place during the season, with the presence of Luis Campos and Olivier Gagne," and also, obviously, Mbappe.

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