Real Madrid remain confident that Kylian Mbappe can be signed at some stage in the near future, Goal has learned, but an extended stay at Paris Saint-Germain for the World Cup winner is not being ruled out.
Discussions regarding fresh terms for the 22-year-old forward at Parc des Princes remain ongoing, with PSG eager to agree a new contract with a prized asset who will hit free agency in 2022.
No compromise has been reached as yet, which is keeping an exit door ajar, and the likes of Madrid will continue to closely monitor events in the French capital until definitive decisions are made.
A fee would have to be agreed that suits all parties, as those in France cannot afford to lose a top talent for nothing next year.
It may be that Real eventually get their man, with Florentino Perez seeking another ‘Galactico’ following his re-election in Madrid, but there is a long way to go before that dream becomes reality.