Kylian Mbappe tells PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino his decision on future amid transfer talk
Kylian Mbappe has reportedly told PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino that his mind is made up regarding his future at the Parc des Princes.
French superstar Mbappe is being linked with a shock exit from the Paris-based club as he enters the final year of his contract.
PSG have attempted to tie down the 22-year-old to a new deal, but talks are said to have stalled for the player that has scored 111 goals in 127 appearances during his time with the Ligue 1 giants.
Reports from RMC now claim that Mbappe is seriously considering his future, and could target a move away from the French capital next summer.
Mbappe has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Real Madrid most frequently, but there is no doubting that more potential suitors would be chomping at the bit to sign the France striker were he to become available.
It is understood that Mbappe is in no rush to move and will see out the final year of the four-year contract he agreed when he signed for an eye-watering £145million.
PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has personally stepped in in an attempt to resolve the situation, but faces a tough challenge in getting Mbappe to reconsider.
Former France defender Eric Di Meco has urged PSG to be strong amid the stand-off with Mbappe, even telling Pochettino to leave his star man on the bench for the whole season if he does not agree a new deal.
“The problem in this story is that by letting him go into the last year of his contract, he is the one who holds the cards,” said Di Meco.
“What you can do when you are PSG and you are powerful is say: ‘You don’t want to continue [with us]? Well you can stay on the bench all year’.
“Paris has the means to do it. And by doing that, you show the guys who arrive that they cannot run the show.”