Mbappé officially free to discuss pre-contract agreements with clubs, amidst PSG hopes

Mbappé officially free to discuss pre-contract agreements with clubs, amidst PSG hopes

Mbappé officially free to discuss pre-contract agreements with clubs, amidst PSG hopes

Kylian Mbappe – Getty image Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé is now free to discuss pre-contract agreements with clubs as his contract enters final six months. The 25-year-old’s decision not to trigger a one-year extension in his contract, signed in May 2022, has put him in a position to negotiate a move away from PSG in the upcoming summer transfer window. Despite PSG’s efforts to keep Mbappé for the future, including omitting him from their pre-season tour in a bid to generate transfer interest, the Frenchman has remained steadfast in his decision not to renew his contract. Reports by Get Football France suggest that PSG accepted a world-record bid from Al-Hilal, but Mbappé declined the move.

Mbappé officially free to discuss pre-contract agreements with clubs, amidst PSG hopes

Kylian Mbappe – Getty image Although Mbappé is now free to engage with other clubs for a potential free transfer, PSG remains optimistic about his future at the club. Sources say that Mbappé’s willingness to forego substantial loyalty bonuses and his positive relationship with the new management team have contributed to PSG’s hopes about a possible contract renewal. It is also said that Mbappé is contented with the recent changes at PSG, including significant changes in the squad and the club’s management structure.

Thierry Henry advises Mbappe to stay at PSG beyond 2024

Ligue 1: Thierry Henry advises Mbappe to stay at PSG beyond 2024

Ligue 1: Thierry Henry advises Mbappe to stay at PSG beyond 2024

Kylian Mbappe – Getty image As Kylian Mbappe approaches the final six months of his contract at PSG, Thierry Henry has advised he remains with the club beyond 2024. The France icon made the comment following the player’s looming transfer speculations to Real Madrid. Henry tells Mbappe to reject the mouthwatering offer of Real Madrid and fulfill his Champions League hopes in Paris. He said, “I would like him to finish what he started. Why would he leave? He loves PSG and he’s from the city, you have to understand that.”

Ligue 1: Thierry Henry advises Mbappe to stay at PSG beyond 2024

Kylian Mbappe – Getty image The France captain faces a critical decision on his future, with Real Madrid eyeing a free transfer deal at the end of the season. Real Madrid has reportedly set a deadline of January 15 for Mbappe to make his decision, exercising caution after the player’s previous choice to remain in Paris in 2022. Mbappe, who has secured five Ligue 1 titles with PSG, is lacking a single Champions league trophy.

Ten men PSG players secure 2-0 victory over Le Havre after goalkeeper Donnarumma’s red card

Ten men PSG players secure 2-0 victory over Le Havre after goalkeeper Donnarumma's red card

Paris Saint-Germain secured a 2-0 victory over Le Havre in a Ligue 1 clash on Sunday, despite early red card awarded Gianluigi Donnarumma. The match which held at the Stade Oceane stadium in Le Havre, saw Donnarumma pick a red card for a bizarre high foot challenge 10 minutes into the game. The 24-year-old goalie misjudged the movement of the ball before landing his foot high on Le Havre’s Josue Casimir. The deadlock was broken in the 23rd minute when Kylian Mbappe struck a maestro to give Parisiens the lead.

Ligue 1: Ten men PSG players secure 2-0 victory over Le Havre after goalkeeper Donnarumma's red card

Mbappe opened scoring for PSG – PSG on X Vitinha capped it all in the dying minute to full-time, to seal all three points for Luis Enrique’s side. PSG’s win keep them at the top of the Ligue 1 table, with 33 points, while Le Havre remain in the ninth position.

Mbappe slots in die-minute penalty to deny Newcastle epic win against PSG

Mbappe slots in die-minute penalty to deny Newcastle epic win against PSG

Newcastle United were denied an epic victory against Paris Saint-Germain in Tuesday night’s Champions League, after controversial penalty call. The would have been remarkable victory, was marred by a late on-the-spot finish by star forward Kylian Mbappe, bringing the match to a 1-1 draw. With Alexander Isak’s first-half goal, Newcastle transformed from the bottom of Group F to a potential second-place qualification. But the draw, although not totally encouraging, keeps their hopes alive, while compounding their situation. Late heartbreak: Mbappe slots in die-minute penalty to deny Newcastle epic win against PSGLate heartbreak: Mbappe slots in die-minute penalty to deny Newcastle epic win against PSGLate penalty deny Newcastle epic win against PSG – Getty image The Mbappe’s goal occurred deep into eight minutes of injury time when PSG was awarded a penalty for handball against Tino Livramento. Newcastle, now third in their group, need a victory against AC Milan in the final game, and hope for a favourable result in the Borussia Dortmund vs. PSG fixture to secure a spot in the last 16.

Dembele scores his first, as PSG win Folarin Balogun’s Monaco 5-2

Dembele scores his first, as PSG win Folarin Balogun's Monaco 5-2

Ousmane Dembele scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain in a 5-2 win over Monaco, in French Ligue 1 on Friday. The victory saw the French giants keep their position as league leaders. Gonçalo Ramos opened the scoring for the Parisiens, capitalizing on a Phillip Köhn error, but Monaco quickly responded, exploiting PSG’s mistake to level the game at the 22nd minutes. PSG lead was doubled with a goal from Kylian Mbappe just before half-time.

Dembele scores his first, as PSG win Folarin Balogun's Monaco 5-2

Dembele scored his first goal for PSG against Monaco – Getty image Ousmane Dembélé stole the spotlight with a spectacular near-post finish, making it three for his side. Vitinha also added to the scoring spree with a fine curling as the host maintained dominance in the game. Although Monaco, through. Nigeria-born Folarin Balogun, managed to narrow the deficit, Randal Kolo Muani widened the net further, with with a 90+6 minutes finish. PSG successfully secured all three crucial points in a clash against their title rivals.

AC Milan salvage 2-1 victory against PSG to break deadlock

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AC Milan managed to secure their first victory in the Champions League by defeating Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) 2-1. The Italian team had struggled in the competition with two points and no goals in their previous three matches. Rafael Leao scored the opening goal for Milan with an acrobatic bicycle kick, and Olivier Giroud added another with a header. PSG, on the other hand, managed to find the net through former Inter defender Milan Skriniar. UCL: AC Milan salvage 2-1 victory against PSG to break deadlockUCL: AC Milan salvage 2-1 victory against PSG to break deadlockAC Milan players celebrate their victory – Getty image The match saw Milan ultras preparing thousands of fake banknotes with Gianluigi Donnarumma’s face on them to throw at the PSG goalkeeper. Donnarumma was facing Milan as an opponent for the first time since his free transfer in 2021. Despite missing several key players, Milan delivered a solid performance, and their victory revived their hopes of advancing in the Champions League, after Newcastle lost to Dortmund.

Mbappe on target as PSG beat AC Milan 3-0

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AC Milan Champions League hopes are hanging in the air after a 3-0 defeat to PSG, including a goal from Kylian Mbappe. Others on the score sheet for the French club are Randal Kolo Muani, and Kang-in Lee. The match was crucial for both teams to keep their Champions League hopes alive. Just like their last match against Juventus, Milan was without key players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Noah Okafor, Samuel Chukwueze, and Ismael Bennacer. UCL: Mbappe on target as PSG beat AC Milan 3-0UCL: Mbappe on target as PSG beat AC Milan 3-0Kylian Mbappe’s goal – Getty image On the other hand, the host were also without some notable names in their team, such as Marco Asensio, Presnel Kimpembe, and Nuno Mendes. Kylian Mbappé opened the scoring for PSG after cutting inside and finishing at the near post. Milan attempted to take the initiative but struggled to break down the PSG defense. PSG doubled their lead when Randal Kolo Muani capitalized on a rebound following a corner. Despite moments of promise from Milan, including a strong shot from Olivier Giroud, PSG remained in control. The French side added a third goal late in the match to seal the victory. The defeat leaves Milan button of Group F, with two points in three games.

PSG accepts world record £259m bid for Mbappe from Al-Hilal

PSG accepts world record £259m bid for Mbappe from Al-Hilal

Ligue 1 giant, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have accepted a world record bid of €300m (£259m) from Al-Hilal for Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe who has not been allowed to wind down his contract which would expire in one year, has been put up for sale by PSG and left out of the pre-season tour of Japan. This is coming after the France national team captain told the club that he will not be signing a new contract or agreeing to their one-year contract extension option. PSG accepts world record £259m bid for Mbappe from Al-HilalKylian Mbappe on captain duty for PSG. Source: Getty PSG had also previously told the player that he must either accept a new contract with a 10-year offer from the French club worth €1 billion (£864m/$1.1bn) on the table or be sold in this window. Al-Hilal has now been granted permission by PSG to speak to Mbappe after offering a whopping €300 million (circa $332.4 million) to sign him. PSG’s decision to accept the bid was likely to avoid losing Mbappe for free next year. Al-Hilal has already made notable signings, including Kalidou Koulibaly and Rúben Neves from English Premier League clubs. PSG accepts world record £259m bid for Mbappe from Al-HilalAl-Hilal playing in the Saudi league. Source: Getty If completed, the deal will surpass Neymar’s €200 million transfer from Barcelona to PSG as the most expensive in football history. The Saudi club’s offer would reportedly see Mbappe earn an astonishing €700 million annually. Mbappe who moved to PSG from Monaco in 2017 for €180 million, has maintained his status as one of the world’s top players. He rose to prominence with Monaco in 2015, helping the team win the Ligue 1 championship and earning recognition as the league’s best young player. With PSG, he secured four national titles and played a crucial role in France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup victory. At the moment, Mbappe who is PSG’s all-time top scorer with 212 goals in 260 appearances, remains the second most expensive player in history behind his PSG teammate Neymar.

Xavi Simons leaves PSV to resign with PSG

Xavi Simons leaves PSV to resign with PSG

Eredivisie club, PSV Eindhoven on Sunday, July 16, announced that Xavi Simons has exited the club to complete a transfer to PSG. The former Barcelona academy player made a move to PSV on a five-year deal from PSG last year upon the expiry of his contract. Xavi Simons leaves PSV to resign with PSGXavi Simons on midfield duty for PSV. Source: Reuters Upon returning to his homeland last summer, he shined under PSV coach Ruud van Nistelrooy. Simons came up with a remarkable 22 goals and 12 assists from 48 games in a PSV jersey, helping the Eindhoven giants win the KNVB Beker and Dutch Super Cup. Nineteen of Simons’ strikes came from 34 Eredivisie matches, and he ended the season as the league’s second-highest scorer behind 20-goal FC Utrecht attacker Anastasios Douvikas. PSG inserted a buyback clause in their deal with PSV for Xavi Simons, set at a modest €6m (£5.2m), and have now activated it. PSV said in a statement; “Xavi Simons has departed from the PSV training camp in Austria to complete a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.”

Xavi Simons leaves PSV to resign with PSG

Xavi Simons at a match for the Netherlands. Source: Getty Simons will undergo his medical and sign his contract today, but he may not be offered an immediate route back into Luis Enrique’s squad. It is believed that he could still be loaned out for the 2023-24 campaign. Popular journalist, Fabrizio Romano claims that PSG will let Simons leave temporarily if Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both stay at the club this summer, but if one or both leave, he will remain in Paris. PSG are desperate to sell Mbappe amid his refusal to extend his contract beyond the end of next season, but the Frenchman has affirmed that he plans to stay put and will make a decision on his future in 2024. Meanwhile, Chelsea and clubs in Saudi Arabia are thought to be keeping tabs on Neymar’s situation, but PSG are not believed to be actively trying to offload the Brazil international at this moment in time.

PSG confirms signing Lucas Hernandez from Bayern Munich

PSG confirms signing Lucas Hernandez from Bayern Munich

PSG have confirmed the signing of 27-year-old defender Lucas Hernandez from Bayern Munich for a reported fee of £34m. The 27-year-old French footballer, whose brother, Theo, plays for AC Milan, joined the French champions on a five-year deal. PSG confirms signing Lucas Hernandez from Bayern MunichLucas Hernandez unveiled as a PSG player. Source: Getty Commenting on his arrival at PSG, Hernandez said; “I’m really excited! I’ve been waiting to join PSG for a long time, and it’s finally happened. It’s a very special day for me and I’m very happy to be here.” Hernandez was born in France but raised in Spain, playing his youth career at Rayo Majadahonda and Atletico Madrid before progressing into the latter’s senior team. In 2019, he joined Bayern Munich, and has enjoyed four years of success with the German giants, winning the Bundesliga title every season, as well as the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2020. However, injury limited his involvement for Bayern Munich last season. The defender was restricted to 11 appearances because of a knee ligament injury suffered while on duty for France at the World Cup.

PSG confirms signing Lucas Hernandez from Bayern Munich

Lucas Hernandez celebrating a goal scored for Bayern Munich. Source: Getty On Hernandez joining PSG, Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said; “We would like to thank Lucas Hernández for four very successful years together. He always gave everything, we were always impressed by his fighting spirit and his passion. FC Bayern wishes him all the best for the future.” Following another season marked by yet another failure to win the Champions League, PSG has been active in the transfer market. In addition to hiring Luis Enrique as its new coach, the French champions have also signed Marco Asensio, Milan Skriniar, Manuel Ugarte, and Lee Kang-In. PSG have also seen Argentina World Cup winner Lionel Messi exit the club following the end of his contract, while Junio Dina Ebimbe joined German side Eintracht Frankfurt. Spanish defender Sergio Ramos has also left Parc des Princes following the expiration of his PSG deal, and Argentine striker Mauro Icardi is in talks with Galatasaray following a successful loan with the Turkish club last season.