• Mbappe is contracted with PSG until 2022
  • He has scored 132 goals for PSG in four seasons
  • He is also being chased by Real Madrid, Liverpool

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have reportedly stepped up contract talks with Kylian Mbappe, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid over the last few months.

Mbappe, who has just one year left on his current PSG deal, is yet to sign an extension with two months left in the ongoing summer transfer window. PSG have offered a new deal to Mbappe that would see the French forward earn $31 million annually, reported French publication L'Equipe.

Talks between PSG sporting director Leonardo Araujo and Mbappe’s representatives are believed to have not gone well and as a result, PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelafi, who is highly respected by the talented forward, has decided to personally intervene in the negotiations.

PSG have met one of the demands put in by Mbappe during the contract talks earlier, according to Spanish media outlet AS Diario. Mbappe had asked the club to assure him that it would make investments in a project that would bring Champions League success to the team. The 2021 summer market has seen PSG keep the promise as they have made capable signings in Liverpool FC’s Gini Wijnaldum, Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi and Italy’s first-choice goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (even though the signing of the last two players has not been officially announced, the deals have been nearly secured).

Moreover, Mbappe has never considered leaving PSG, the club he has been associated with since 2017 has only requested the Ligue 1 side to build a stronger project through investing in new players, according to L’Equipe report. The French newspaper has also claimed that the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool currently do not have the financial resources to sign Mbappe, whose transfer is expected to cost more than $178 million.

It was previously reported that since Real Madrid won’t be able to afford Mbappe this summer, Los Blancos were banking on the 22-year-old forward to turn down a contract extension with PSG and move to Santiago Bernabeu in 2022.

Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain beat Barcelona 4-1 on Tuesday
Kylian Mbappe has been PSG's best over the last few years. AFP / LLUIS GENE

Mbappe, who is believed to be soccer greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s successor, has scored 132 goals and provided 61 assists for PSG, across all competitions, in four seasons so far.