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Kylian Mbappe tells PSG he'll depart at the end of the season.


Kylian Mbappe, the French forward, has informed Paris St-Germain of his decision to leave the club at the conclusion of the season.

The 25-year-old's contract with the Ligue 1 winners is about to end, and strong rumours have connected him to a transfer to Real Madrid.

Last summer, Mbappe's future was a significant point of contention with PSG. 

Mbappe was once banished from the first-team squad and excluded from the club's pre-season tour of Asia. 

AA deal was made to guarantee that PSG would not suffer any losses when Mbappe ultimately departs. However, the details of his impending move are still finalised.

The forward's contract includes a one-year extension provision, meaning his departure would likely need either a move with a price or financial concessions from the player.

PSG intended for Mbappe to stay, but he is expected to go as the club shifts towards a younger roster and moves away from the 'Galacticos' strategy, resulting in Messi and Neymar leaving since last season.

Mbappe, who was part of the French team that won the 2018 World Cup, is predicted to earn over €200 million annually (£171 million).

PSG leads the French league by 11 points ahead of Nice and will face them in the quarter-finals of the domestic cup.

French champions defeated Real Sociedad 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League match on Wednesday, with Mbappe scoring the opening goal

He scored his fourth goal in Europe's premier tournament this season and has 20 goals in the domestic league.

He has scored 243 goals and provided 93 assists in 290 matches with PSG, contributing to the team's five Ligue 1 championship victories.

Mbappe won a French top-tier championship with Monaco before transferring to PSG at 18 in 2017, firstly on loan before a 180 million euro (£165.7 million) transfer

He tallied 27 goals and 13 assists in 60 matches for Monaco.

Mbappe was initially expected to depart PSG without a transfer fee after the 2021-22 season but instead decided to extend his contract for two years, with the possibility of an additional year.

After Mbappe declined the further 12 months of the agreement, he was not chosen to join PSG's pre-season trip to Japan in July.

He later declined to meet with officials from the Saudi Pro League team Al-Hilal, who had made a record-breaking £259m bid for him.

The striker resumed first-team training after PSG described the discussions as "very constructive and positive."

Mbappe rejected an offer from Real Madrid when he signed his current contract with PSG in May 2022.

He scored three goals in the 2022 World Cup final, but his team lost to Argentina in a penalty shootout. Mbappe was then named captain of France when Hugo Lloris retired from international service.

On FridayArsenal manager Mikel Arteta was questioned about his club's potential interest in the French player.

"When there is a player of such high quality, we must always be considered, but the situation appears to be different," he said.

'Mbappe is headed to Real Madrid'

It confirms information we have been hearing over the last several days. It occurred on Tuesday before the training session. An hour-long chat took place between Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president of PSG, and Kylian MbappeMbappe and the other person shook hands, and Mbappe said, "That is it; we are leaving."

PSG informed the French media and selected outlets that he was departing.

PSG confirmed his departure while attempting to portray the situation favourably by mentioning many positive aspects.

They said they focus on recruiting young French players for a new initiative. The PSG roster was the youngest in the last 16 Champions League, indicating a shift away from the Galactico era.

Mbappe is departing. The separation process will need time since ongoing negotiations on loyalty incentives and other matters will exist.

He has yet to disclose his destination but is heading to Real Madrid. Despite the club's lessened urgency, he knows what Real Madrid will give. The previous offer of 50 million euros (£42.6 million) that Mbappe rejected has been reduced to 30 million euros (£25.5 million) in the latest proposal.

Real Madrid has indicated in the Spanish media that they have a contingency plan, including Erling Haaland, in case Kylian Mbappé is uninterested.

Due to Financial Fair Play regulationsReal Madrid cannot sign Mbappe and Haaland. The free move will need Real Madrid to pay the player between 100 and 120 million euros (£85m-£102m).

The discussions will only include both sides in the next weeks and months, with no outside entities involved.

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