Real Madrid and Kylian Mbappe saga: Deadline denied, future uncertain

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Contrary to earlier reports, Real Madrid sources have refuted claims of setting a deadline for Kylian Mbappe to commit to joining the La Liga powerhouse.

The saga, reminiscent of the 2022 scenario that saw Mbappe extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, was believed to have a cut-off date of January 15th, as reported by The Athletic.

Despite the passing of this purported deadline, Mbappe's camp denies any agreement with Real Madrid and asserts that their decision will not succumb to haste.

In response to speculation, Mbappe's entourage stated to RMC Sport, "There is no agreement regarding Kylian’s future, just as there aren’t any discussions on this subject. In any case, no kind of influence can dictate the timing of Kylian’s discussions, thoughts, or his decision."

Real Madrid, while denying the existence of a time-sensitive offer, emphasized their freedom to negotiate and reach an agreement at the end of the season.

Club sources told L’Equipe, "It would be suicidal when we are free to negotiate and come to an agreement with him at the end of the season." However, despite this denial, Real Madrid has expressed a desire for a prompt resolution to Mbappe's future.

This situation might mark the final opportunity for Mbappe to join Real Madrid, as the club signals that this will be their last attempt to secure the services of the French captain.

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With uncertainties looming over the negotiation table, the football world awaits the resolution of Mbappe's future and whether the star forward will make a historic move to the iconic white jersey of Real Madrid.