For a long time, there was nothing but optimism that Real Madrid would agree a deal with Kylian Mbappe to join the club next summer. The entire energy around the saga has shifted in recent week though. There has been talk about a potential deadline for the Frenchman to agree a pre-contract with Los Blancos and the emergence of Liverpool as serious contenders in the race for him.
As things stand, Mbappe's current deal with PSG runs out in the summer. It is believed that Real Madrid are keen to agree a pre-contract deal with him this month itself. Otherwise, they might turn their sights elsewhere.
On the other hand, it looks like Mbappe is not ready to make a decision just yet. And he might not have been impressed with how Real Madrid have handled the situation lately.
As reported by The Times, Mbappe is unimpressed by Real Madrid’s attempt to get him to sign a pre-contract agreement in January. He has told friends that Los Blancos will not decide his future for him.
Mbappe reportedly rejects Real Madrid offer
If this is indeed accurate then it might mark the end of the Mbappe to Real Madrid transfer saga. To be honest, all the recent speculation around the move has pointed towards the Frenchman being open to the idea of joining other teams.
In the past, there had been suggestions that Real Madrid would try to sign Erling Haaland if they missed out on Mbappe. Let's see how things play out in that regard. Will the Norwegian superstar leave Manchester City after just a couple of seasons?
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Mbappe as well. While a move to Real Madrid is still not impossible, it is starting to feel a lot more difficult than it did even a few weeks ago.