Kylian Mbappe returns to PSG squad after constructive and positive talks


The France superstar Kylian Mbappe is out of contract next summer and has been heavily linked with a move away from the club.

The French Superstar Kylian Mbappe has been reintegrated back into the Paris Saint Germain first-team squad following “very constructive and positive discussions” between the club and their star man.

The France captain’s future has been the subject of intense speculation throughout the summer, with him favoring a move to Real Madrid and recently being prevented from senior training due to a tense situation.

He watched from the stands as PSG opened their Ligue 1 title defense in crushing fashion with a goalless draw against Lorient on Saturday, with Neymar the other conspicuous absentee from the matchday squad.

But PSG confirmed on Sunday that Mbappe has returned to first-team training, amid links the 24-year-old forward is set to extend his contract with the club beyond next summer.

In a statement on their social channels, PSG said: “Following very constructive and positive discussions between Paris St Germain and Kylian Mbappe ahead of the PSG-Lorient match, the player has been reinstated in the first team training squad this morning.”

Mbappe, who was given permission to talk to Al Hilal after the Saudi Pro League club submitted a world-record £259m bid last month, has just one year left on his current contract with PSG.

He has so far rejected any extension and would be able to negotiate a free transfer in January, but it has been reported that he will commit to PSG until 2025, allowing the club to sell him to Real next summer.

The 2018 World Cup winner, who is PSG’s all-time top goalscorer with 212 goals in just 260 games, could come into reckoning with head coach Luis Enrique next weekend in Toulouse.

Enrique said ahead of the game in Lorient that he was optimistic the impasse between PSG and Mbappe would be resolved quickly.

“It’s something that has already happened in the past and there was a positive solution before I was here,” he said in his pre-match press conference.

“I hope and wish that, as in the past, the same thing happens again and that the club and the player come to an agreement.”

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