• Kylian Mbappe has less than a year left on his current PSG deal
  • He has decided to leave PSG next summer
  • PSG paid $208 million for Mbappe in 2018

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has reportedly decided not to go after Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstar Kylian Mbappe next summer.

Tuchel, who managed Mbappe at PSG before switching to Chelsea, has doubts as to whether his former player would cooperate with his tactics or not, reported Spanish publication El Nacional.

Earlier this season, Tuchel did not hesitate to take a dig at Mbappe and Neymar.

"It's easier to coach Lukaku than Neymar or Mbappe. At Chelsea, I work much more calmly," Tuchel said as per Football London.

Mbappe and Tuchel worked together at PSG from 2018 to 2020, where they won several trophies together, including two consecutive Ligue 1 titles. Tuchel-managed PSG finished as runners-up at the Champions League 2019-20 before the German boss moved to Premier League club, Chelsea. He won the elite European title in his maiden season in charge as the Blues as his side defeated league rivals Manchester City 1-0 in the final in Porto.

After moving to PSG from Monaco on loan in 2017, Mbappe became a permanent member in the summer of 2018 when the French club triggered his asking price. PSG paid $208 million for the Frenchman, making him the second-most expensive signing of all time.

Under Tuchel's charge, Mbappe made 98 competitive appearances for PSG, while he found the back of the net 83 times and provided 42 assists.

Mbappe has less than a year left on his current deal with PSG and will be allowed to speak with foreign clubs from Jan. 1, 2022. He can agree to a pre-season contract with another club, should he not sign an extension with PSG.

Real Madrid were heavily linked with Mbappe in the summer of 2021. It was believed that the La Liga side approached PSG with at least two offers for France forward but the Parisians turned down the bids on both occasions. However, Mbappe has decided to part ways with PSG at the end of the 2021-22 season.

Kylian Mbappe's late penalty gave PSG victory against Angers
Kylian Mbappe's late penalty gave PSG victory against Angers AFP / FRANCK FIFE

Mbappe, who is considered one of the best soccer players of the current generation, has not been at his best for PSG in the ongoing campaign. He has managed only seven goals and 11 assists in 16 appearances for the French club across all competitions.