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Real Madrid are set to change their tactics when it comes to signing Kylian Mbappe, with the forward just two weeks from being able to sign an agreement.
Mbappe is out of contract at the end of the season and it's expected that he will sign for Real and move when his deal with PSG expires.
The Ligue 1 leaders would still like the forward to sign an extension, but that is looking less likely as time goes on, and Los Blancos, as well as any other club outside of France, although it won't be Spurs, can start negotiating with him in January.
In theory, a team could announce a pre contract agreement anytime after the start 2022 but according to reports, Real are ready to delay any announcement.
According to AS, Carlo Ancelotti's team don't want to anger PSG, or add pressure to Mbappe, by making any announcement until after their Champions League last 16 clash.
In normal circumstances, the Spanish giants would make an announcement instantly but Monday's draw certainly makes things trickier.
Confirming that Mbappe was about to play against his new team would no doubt increase pressure on the whole occasion, and on the player.
The two sides are set to meet in Paris on February 15th and the return leg will be just over three weeks later on March 9th, so there will no announcement until after that.
Florentino Perez reportedly did similar with David Alaba and Bayern Munich last season, when the two European giants also met in the Champions League.
Perez and Real were already annoyed at the fact they have to face Mauricio Pochettino's side, after the farcical scenes during the draw.
La Liga leaders Real were originally drawn against Benfica, before the draw went completely wrong and Manchester United were drawn with Villarreal, which wasn't actually allowed.
When UEFA decided to redo the draw, the 13 time champions wanted their match with their Portuguese opponents to stand because it happened before the mistakes.
However, the European governing body decided that the whole draw had to be reset and instead Real didn't come out until the end, when they were drawn with PSG.
As well as the Mbappe conundrum, Real will also be reunited with former club captain Sergio Ramos and chief El Clasico tormentor Lionel Messi will also be back at the Bernabeu.
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