Will he stay at PSG? French press provides a key update on Kylian Mbappé's future

Paris Saint-Germain v Toulouse FC - Trophy of Champions
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As the never-ending saga of Kylian Mbappé's potential move unfolds, Real Madrid appears to be on edge, eagerly awaiting a response from the French star. Recent reports suggest that the Spanish giant has set a deadline for their offer, adding an element of urgency to the already high-stakes transfer drama.

French media outlet L'Équipe provided the latest update on this ongoing saga, emphasizing that the 14-time UEFA Champions League winners are seeking a swift response, expressing their desire to receive an answer before the upcoming Sunday deadline.

The report indicates that the 25-year-old player is unlikely to decide under pressure. L'Équipe underscores the need for patience in unraveling Mbappé's ultimate decision.

Upon returning from his vacation in early January, Mbappé engaged in discussions about his future with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi for nearly an hour in Poissy. Importantly, he did not rule out the possibility of a contract renewal. The conversation with his president continued publicly, notably during the match against Toulouse.

Kylian Mbappé doesn't want to harm PSG

Adding another layer to the storyline, L'Équipe reports that Mbappé has recently crafted a specific communication strategy. The French forward is keen on avoiding the image of a player who departs the club in a manner that harms the reputation of the Ligue 1 side. His concern for his image and potential damage in the event of his departure has not gone unnoticed at PSG.

In response to speculation, transfer window specialist Fabrizio Romano poured cold water on the rumor that, if Real Madrid needs an alternative route instead of signing PSG's star, it won't involve Napoli's Victor Osimhen.

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As the clock ticks down to the reported deadline, football enthusiasts around the world await with bated breath, anticipating the next chapter in this captivating transfer saga that continues to keep fans on the edge of their seats.