Paris Saint-Germain senior figure Leonardo says the club’s discussions with Kylian Mbappe about a contract extension are progressing well.
The French sensation is out of contract in 18 months with the Ligue 1 heavyweights and the club are desperate to tie the superstar down to a new deal.
The 22-year-old is valued at around £200 million and the Parisians may be forced into looking to sell in the summer if he intimates that he’d be unwilling to sign an extension.
The Reds have been linked with landing the former Monaco ace, while Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid have long been held up as Kylian’s likely destination.
However, Kylian said after his hat-trick versus Barcelona at the Camp Nou last week that Mbappe was keen to stay with his side and Leonardo says negotiations are ‘advancing’.
‘We are in talks with Kylian Mbappe and it is advancing. We are arriving at decision time. Dialogue is good. We are also on the right track with Neymar. However, it is not signed just yet.’ said the sporting director.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having a grave effect on teams around the world, the Parisians are arguably best placed to shield themselves from financial problems.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are no longer in a position to shell out £100m+ on players, while Kylian could command as much as £400,000 per week in wages.
Jurgen Klopp’s side’s situation could change if the club decide to cash in on Mohamed Salah but there is a shortage of suitors across the continent who could afford the Egyptian.