Paris Saint-Germain has granted Saudi club Al Hilal the authorization to initiate discussions with Kylian Mbappe, following their submission of an unprecedented bid amounting to 300 million euros ($333 million), according to a reliable source familiar with the ongoing negotiations, as reported by AFP on Monday.
Formally conveyed through a written proposal, the Riyadh-based team has made a serious offer. However, any prospective transfer would necessitate Mbappe’s consent, considering that he has not shown any inclination toward joining the rapidly expanding Saudi League.
“The club has formally permitted Al Hilal to engage in talks with Mbappe. This corresponds to the request outlined in the letter, and it has been approved,” the source stated.
With just one year left on his contract with PSG, the club is eager for Mbappe to depart sooner rather than risk losing him without compensation next summer. Nevertheless, the 24-year-old is resolute in his refusal to ink a new contract, leading the French champions to speculate that he has already established an agreement to transfer to Real Madrid in the forthcoming year.
As per the insider, Real Madrid is one of the many clubs that have conveyed their interest in Mbappe. “Within the group of interested parties, we currently have Manchester United, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Tottenham, the Saudi club, and of course, Real Madrid,” the source affirmed.