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PSG must sell Kylian Mbappe by August 1 or they owe him €60m as alarming contract clause revealed after €300m Al-Hilal bid

  • Into final year of current contract
  • Will not be signing another
  • Linked with move in summer window

WHAT HAPPENED? The France international forward committed to a new contract at Parc des Princes in the summer of 2022. Just 12 months on, and with only a year left to run on those terms, the World Cup winner has revealed that he will not be agreeing another extension in the French capital.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Mbappe is now being heavily linked with La Liga giants Real Madrid, while Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal are said to have a world-record €300 million (£258m/$331m) transfer bid on the table. That offer would land the 24-year-old a €700m (£602m/$773m) salary – with said terms attracting interest from superstar performers outside of football circles.

AND WHAT'S MORE: While Mbappe would appear to have little interest in remaining on PSG’s books, he is due to be paid a loyalty bonus of €60m (£52m/$66m). That clause in his current contract will be triggered on August 1, with the fee in question set to be paid in instalments.

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WHAT NEXT? It remains to be seen whether Mbappe will still be at PSG by the time his bonus deadline is reached, with there plenty of speculation to suggest that a move could be imminent. He is reportedly reluctant to head to the Middle East at this stage of his career, but Al-Hilal are prepared to include a release clause in their offer that could be activated by Real Madrid in 2024.