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Premier League: “Everyone is aware of Mbappe’s future” – Liverpool defender Konate Says

In the midst of transfer rumors that link Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe to a move to the Premier League, Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate has stated that he knows where the forward is going.

When Mbappe’s contract expires at the end of the current campaign, he is expected to depart PSG.

The Real Madrid team as well as Premier League teams Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea have been connected to the captain of France.

But when asked about Mbappe and Liverpool connections after Liverpool thrashed Brentford 4-1 in a Premier League match on Saturday, Konate was cited by Canal+ as asking, “In all honesty, do you really think he is coming here?” Everyone is aware of Kylian’s destination.

International colleagues on the France national squad are Konate and Mbappe.

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Transfer: Drama Looms As Mbappe Tells PSG He’ll Not Leave Club Under Any Circumstances

Kylian Mbappe, the world-famous Paris Saint-Germain forward, has told the Parisians he will not leave the club.

 

He said he will not leave the club under any circumstances this summer, Sky Sports News reports.

Mbappe feels let down by PSG’s transfer policy amid reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

The France captain will be frozen out of PSG’s squad and will not play for the club until his contract runs out next season.

Meanwhile, PSG is planning for life without Mbappe.

The French Ligue 1 champions also want to set a precedent and send a message to all players, regardless of who they are, that no one is bigger than the club.

Mbappe was recently left out of PSG’s squad for their pre-season as he has so far refused to sign a new contract with the club.

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Transfer: I Want Mbappe At Chelsea – Ex-BBNaija Housemate, Nengi

Reality star, Nengi Rebecca Hampson, has stated that she wishes to see Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappé, join Chelsea club this summer.

The former BBNaija star prayed for a miracle to land the French captain in Stamford Bridge.

“Mbappe to Chelsea in Jesus name,” she tweeted.

PSG are poised to sell Mbappé before the end of the transfer window if he does not sign a contract extension.

The 24-year-old’s contract with PSG will expire next year, and the club does not want to take the risk of him leaving as a free agent next season.

Chelsea are currently in the market for a free-scoring forward ahead of the new season to atone for their poor performance last season.

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Paris Saint-Germain Give Kylian Mbappe Two-Week Ultimatum To Sign New Contract

PSG has given Kylian Mbappe ultimatum to sign a new contract.
According to Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe must sign a new contract if he wants to stay at club.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said the club will not allow the superstar France striker to walk away on a free transfer in 12 months’ time.
Mbappe, who has long been linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid in recent years, recently told the club he will not be triggering the one-year extension in his contract.
That means the top goalscorer at the 2022 World Cup will be a free agent next summer unless PSG cash in on his services.
Speaking at a press conference to introduce Luis Enrique as the club’s new manager following the sacking of Christophe Galtier, said: that they “want Mbappe to stay” but he “can’t leave for free”.
 
“We want him to stay but he can’t leave for free,” Al-Khelaifi told reporters.
“It was our oral agreement and he had expressed it publicly in an interview. So it’s not debatable. And I was really shocked to learn that he intended to leave for free.
“It’s very disappointing because Kylian is a fantastic boy, a real gentleman, and leaving for free, weakening the biggest French club, it’s not him. When I received this information, I was shocked and disappointed.”
Al-Khelaifi later added: “That’s why he has to decide next week, or at most in two weeks. And if he doesn’t want to sign a new contract, the door is open. It’s like that for him and for everyone else. No one is bigger than the club, no player, not even me. It’s very clear.”
Mbappe, who has scored 212 goals in 260 appearances for PSG rejected a transfer to Madrid last summer  before signing a new deal with PSG, which was initially announced as a three-year contract but which subsequently emerged as a two-year agreement to 2024, with an option of a third year, which he is now refusing to take up.
L’Equipe reporter Loic Tanzi recently indicated that Real Madrid, Liverpool and Man Utd are potential next destinations for Mbappe.
“They have to open the door (to a transfer this summer). In my understanding he will leave because he doesn’t want to renew and his position won’t change and I think PSG’s position won’t change so I think they will open the door (to a transfer) before the end of the market,” Tanzi told BBC World Service.
“The more complicated thing now is to find an agreement with Real Madrid because PSG won’t want to do any gifts to Real and the Spanish club will try for a low price because they will say they don’t want to pay a big amount of money for a player who is out of contract in a year.
 
“I think he wants to go to Real Madrid, but Liverpool is also there for many years as well. They kept contact with the family for many years. And I would add Manchester United because they will have a new project soon under new owners.
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Transfer: It’s Impossible – PSG Issues Warning To Kylian Mbappe Over New Contract

French football powerhouse, Paris Saint-Germain have issued a warning to their striker, Kylian Mbappe.

PSG have again reiterated that Kylian Mbappe must sign a new contract or risk being sold this summer.

Last month, Mbappe wrote a letter to the Ligue 1 champions, making it clear he won’t extend his deal beyond June 2024.

This means that if PSG don’t sell him before next season, they risk losing the France forward on a free transfer.

But the club’s president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, speaking on Wednesday, stated that Mbappe will not be allowed to run down his deal.

“We do not want him to leave for free in 2024. Our position is clear. If Kylian wants to stay, we want him to stay.

“But he needs to sign a new contract. We don’t want to lose the best player in the world for free. It’s impossible,” Al-Khelaifi said.

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It’s Difficult To Accept Kylian Mbappe As Captain of France When I’m Older – Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann has stated that it hurts to to see Kylian Mbappe become captain of France national team ahead of him, even though he’s older.
Recall that France coach, Didier Deschamps took the decision after Hugo Lloris’ retirement following the 2022 World Cup.
The decision reportedly took Griezmann by surprise causing rifts in the dressing room. Reports then emerged that the Atletico Madrid forward might retire after the snub.
Now the former Barcelona striker says the move got to him.
Speaking to Telefoot, Griezmann said: “It was hard to take, and tough. I’m 32 and, although I still have the legs, I know I’m reaching the end [of my career].
 
“I had a hard time stomaching it for one or two days.”
Griezmann was left out of France’s 3-0 Euro 2024 qualifying win over Gibraltar, which saw Mbappe get his name on the scoresheet while wearing the captain’s armband once again.
The 32-year-old holds no ill-feeling towards his team-mate, though, as he added: “I’m fully behind our captain Kylian. I won’t change anything, because that’s who I am.”
 
The Atletico forward is set to return to the France starting XI for their next European Championship qualifier against Greece on Monday, June 19. Deschamps’ side are currently sitting top of Group B with maximum points from their first three games.
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Florentino Perez Takes Decision On Signing Mbappe For Real Madrid

Florentino Perez, the Real Madrid president, has reportedly decided to go all out to bring Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain forward to Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Perez is keen on adding Mbappe to his squad and reckons the France international would push for the move following the departure of Karim Benzema to Saudi Arabia giants Al Ittihad.

According to El Larguero, Mbappe’s decision to confirm to PSG that he will not be renewing his deal has seen Real Madrid’s head turn.

Perez, who was willing to wait till January 2024 to hold talks with Mbappe, is now ready to make the big money move this summer.

PSG are unhappy with Mbappe’s decision not to extend his contract, which will expire in 2024 and are already planning for next season without the former Monaco star.

The French Ligue 1 champions are willing to listen to offers, as they do not want to let him leave for free next summer.

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Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappe Among Highest-Paid Athletes in 2023 (See Top 10)

The list of the highest-paid athletes in the world has been released.
Forbes revealed the list of the 10 highest-paid athletes in 2023, with Ronaldo, Messi and Mbappe occupying the first, second and third positions, respectively.
Following his exit from Manchester United in 2022, Ronaldo joined Saudi Arabia side Al-Nassr for a staggering annual fee of $46million while drawing an additional $90 million from endorsements, licensing income, and other business endeavours, making him the highest-earning athlete this year.
Ronaldo topped the list with $136 million, while his arch-rival Messi came in second with $130 million.
Messi’s teammate Mbappe came third with $120 million.
Others that make Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletics in 2023 are basketball star LeBron James ($119.5 million), boxing star Canelo Alvarez ($110million), golf duo Dustin Johnson ($107 million) and Phil Mickelson ($106million), NBA star Stephen Curry ($100.4million), tennis legend Roger Federer ($95.1million), and basketball star, Kevin Durant ($89.1 million).
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It’s Not Kylian Saint-Germain – Mbappe Slams PSG Over Video Without Messi, Neymar

Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain striker, has slammed his club.

He hit out at the club after they released a video to promote season ticket sales.

Mbappe insists the Ligue 1 club shot the video without informing him how the interview would be used.

The video released on Wednesday features snippets from an interview with the France international.

It does not feature other big names at PSG like Lionel Messi and Neymar and links to the ticketing section on PSG’s website.

“I’ve just taken part in the season ticketing campaign of the club for 2023-24.

“At no moment was I informed of the content of the interview… It looked like a basic interview at a club marketing day.

“I do not agree with the video that was published. This is why I am fighting for individual image rights. PSG is a great club and a great family, but it is certainly not Kylian Saint-Germain,” Mbappe said on social media.

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Mbappe scores twice, provides an assist in first game as Captain

PSG star, Kylian Mbappe had quite a successful outing in his first match as France’s captain.

The French team got a 4-0 win over the Netherlands on Friday night, to make a flying start to their UEFA EURO 2024 qualification campaign.

Antoine Griezmann scored the opener with a left-footed strike that came off an Mbappe pass just two minutes into the game.

Dayot Upamecano doubled the French advantage five minutes later, turning home from close range after a goalkeeping blunder from Jasper Cillessen.

In the 21st minute, Mbappe ran inside the penalty area and finished in the penalty box after a killer through ball by Aurelien Tchouameni.

The crowd at Stade de France were again rampant after Mbappe scored on a solo-effort goal to seal the match in the 88th minute.

Near the end of the match, the Netherlands’ experienced forward Memphis Depay missed a penalty, giving the Dutch a frustrating result.

France will visit Ireland in Dublin on Monday, March 27, while the Netherlands will host Gibraltar in Rotterdam.