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April 16, 2021

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Kylian Mbappe is yet to commit his long-term future to PSG (Picture: Getty)

Paris Saint-Germain are fast running out of patience with Kylian Mbappe’s refusal to commit to a new contract and have dropped his asking price, according to reports in France.

Mbappe has notched up 120 goals in 160 appearances for PSG since arriving from Monaco back in 2017 and is widely regarded as one of the finest attacking players in world football at the age of 22.

The French sensation’s current deal expires in June 2022 and the Ligue 1 giants have been desperate for him to commit his long-term future to the club amid strong interest from the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Juventus.

The France forward becomes a free agent in 2022 as it stands (Picture: Getty)

A heavyweight bidding war is likely to ensue if Mbappe’s contract talks continue to stall and PSG may be forced to cash in on their prized possession to avoid losing him on a free transfer in just over a year’s time.

According to Le Parisien, PSG sporting director Leonardo and owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi have grown so frustrated with a lack of progress in their negotiations with Mbappe’s camp that they have lowered their transfer demands for the 2018 World Cup winner.

And while Mauricio Pochettino sees Mbappe as the figurehead of his project in the French capital, the report suggests PSG would be willing to do business for a cut-price fee between €120-150million (£102-128m) in the summer transfer window.

Mbappe has scored 30 goals in 36 games this season (Picture: Getty)

Speaking after France’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mbappe confirmed no progress had been made with regards to a possible extension at PSG.

‘If it had moved forward, I would have come to talk about it already,’ he told RTL.

‘Of course, I will talk about it when I have made up my mind.’

Liverpool and Real Madrid are keeping close tabs on Mbappe’s contract situation (Picture: Getty)

The forward believes he faces more intense criticism and scrutiny than his French colleagues due of his status and the fact he plays for PSG.

‘Of course it gets tiring, especially when you play for a club in your country and you give everything for your national team. After a while it gets tiring,’ Mbappe added.

‘It’s different for players who play abroad and only come back here for the national team. I’m there all the time, they speak about me a lot more.

‘It’s a different to other players but I knew it would be like that when I signed for Paris. We’ll see.

‘Of course it plays a part [the media having a bearing on his future], but it’s not just that.

‘The most important thing is to feel good where you are, and to have fun every day.’

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