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Al Hilal submit formal 'world record' bid for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, they're not messing around

Al Hilal submit formal 'world record' bid for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, they're not messing around

Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal have submitted a formal bid to Paris Saint-Germain in order to open talks for Kylian Mbappe.

Al Hilal have submitted a world record bid to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, according to reports, as rumours over his immediate future continue to swirl.

On Monday morning, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claimed the staggering bid to sign Mbappe is worth €300 million [£260m], which would smash the previous world record fee previously set by Neymar €222m [£191m].

After suggesting no talks between Mbappe's camp and the Saudi Pro League club had taken place, Romano added that PSG "remain convinced" that the 24-year-old France international has already agreed terms with Real Madrid.

He also claims there is a "contract ready" regarding a move to Los Blancos, who have already brought in Jude Bellingham, Arda Guler and Fran Garcia ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

It was reported at the weekend that five clubs are keen on signing Mbappe this summer, according to Spanish outlet Marca.

They claim Premier League trio Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea are interested in Mbappe's signature alongside Real Madrid and Saudi side Al Hilal.

Al Hilal, meanwhile, are prepared to offer the French forward a salary package of €700 million [£604] over one year, according to CBS journalist James Benge.

It has also been suggested that if Mbappe joins the Saudi Pro League club, then he would be free to depart for Real Madrid should he wish.

Real Madrid remain favourites to sign Mbappe, however. Last month, president Florentino Perez hinted that the player could become a Los Blancos player when the summer window rolls around in 2024.

When asked by a fan in the street if Mbappe will be signed, Perez replied: “Yes, but not this year.”

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

Mbappe, who was left out of PSG's squad for their pre-season tour of Japan, has one year left on his deal at the Parc des Princes.

Last month, French publication L'Equipe.reported that Mbappe had sent a formal letter to Paris Saint-Germain over his future.

In this letter he informed the Ligue 1 champions that he will not, under any circumstances, be activating the option to extend his contract for a further year until 2025.

PSG were said to be "positive" over talks surrounding a new contract but the development had taken the club by surprise.

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Al Hilal

Topics: Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain, Transfers, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Pro League