Kylian Mbappe transfer news: is he leaving PSG this summer, Saudi Arabia offer explained and next club odds

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Rumours over the future of Kylian Mbappe's career have spread like wildfire after the PSG all-time goalscorer was left out of the squad for an upcoming tour in Japan

PSG have accepted a world record transfer bid of £259 million from Al-Hilal for star striker Kylian Mbappe.

The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move away from PSG throughout the past few months and he has been given permission to speak to the Saudi Pro League side to discuss the potential move.

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Mbappe is widely regarded as one of the best players on the planet and his potential availability has sparked interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs including long term admirers Real Madrid and Premier League giants Liverpool. He is one of a number of high profile players to be linked with a move away from PSG and his team mate Neymar is also believed to be on the radar of a number of top clubs.

But is Kylian Mbappe likely to leave PSG this summer for a move to Saudi-Arabia and what has been said by his club’s president Al-Khelaifi in recent weeks?

Here is everything you need to know.

Is Kylian Mbappe leaving Paris Saint Germain?

Kylian Mbappe is PSG's all-time leading goalscorer. (Getty Images)Kylian Mbappe is PSG's all-time leading goalscorer. (Getty Images)
Kylian Mbappe is PSG's all-time leading goalscorer. (Getty Images) | Getty Images

Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a sensational move away from PSG in one of the biggest transfer sagas of 2023.

Mbappe was a member of the PSG team which won the title last season and his performances earned him the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award. 

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Following the title celebrations he told reporters: “Next year I will play at Paris Saint-Germain, I still have a contract, I will honour my contract.”

The former World Cup winner has spent six seasons in the French capital and his existing contract runs until the summer of 2024. 

The French forward also has a clause in his contract, which allows him to extend his existing deal until the summer of 2025, but he is currently declining the opportunity to exercise that option.

Mbappe is a highly valuable member of the PSG team and arguably one of the greatest players in the club’s history but he is also one of their most valuable assets and the hierarchy at the club are determined not to let him go on a free transfer.

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PSG confirmed the appointment of former Spain boss Luis Enrique. (Getty Images)PSG confirmed the appointment of former Spain boss Luis Enrique. (Getty Images)
PSG confirmed the appointment of former Spain boss Luis Enrique. (Getty Images) | Getty Images

What have the PSG owners said about Kylian Mbappe’s future?

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has hinted that the club may be forced to sell Kylian Mbappe if he doesn’t sign a new deal with the club.

Al-Khelaifi said: “Our position is very clear. If Kylian Mbappe wants to stay - we want him to stay - he needs to sign a new contract.

“We cannot let the best player in the world right now leave for free. That is impossible.”

The saga over the future of the World Cup golden boot winner has rumbled on all summer. However, fuel was added to the fire on Friday 21 July when Luis Enrique left Mbappe out of his squad for their pre-season tour of Japan.

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Who is the favourite to sign Kylian Mbappe?

Kylian Mbappe is viewed as one of the best footballers on the planet and he could be a huge coup for any incoming clubs.

Mbappe is tipped to be a Ballon d’Or winner in years to come and has attracted interest from some of the world’s biggest clubs.

Mbappe signed for PSG from Monaco in 2017 for a fee in the region of £165 million. Given his success at the club it is likely that he will move for a world record fee if he is to leave this summer.

Al Hilal are the bookmakers favourites to sign Kylian Mbappe. The Saudi outfit have spent a great deal of money on new recruits this summer with Serej Milinkovic Savic and Ruben Neves both arriving.

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The Saudi outfit have offered a world record transfer fee of £259 million to sign the striker in a deal which if accepted would reportedly earn Mbappe an annual wage of £600 million.

Real Madrid are also long term admirers of the French striker. The Spanish giants are keen to sign a striker to replace Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema who moved to Saudi Arabia earlier this summer.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Mbappe and they are desperate to add firepower to their frontline after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure last winter. The Red Devils scored just 58 league goals last year, which is the lowest of any team inside the top eight. 

Man Utd’s current owners are currently in the process of trying to sell the club and a potential approach for Mbappe is likely to be dependent on a takeover as Jim Radcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bid to buy the club.

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Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City are also linked with the French forward along with Newcastle United who celebrated their return to the Champions League.

Despite the speculation the bookmakers also feel there is a strong chance that Kylian Mbappe could remain a PSG player next season. Mbappe is a lifelong fan of PSG and he has spoken openly about his desire to remain with the club next season, despite not signing a new deal.

Here are the SkyBet favourites to sign Kylian Mbappe before the end of the summer transfer window. (Odds correct as of 25 July)

  • Any Saudi Pro League club - 6/5

  • Real Madrid - 6/5

  • To stay at PSG - 4/1

  • Barcelona - 20/1

  • Manchester United - 25/1

  • Chelsea - 33/1

  • Arsenal - 40/1

  • Manchester City - 40/1

  • Liverpool - 50/1

  • Newcastle - 50/1

  • Bayern Munich - 66/1

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