PSG reject Real Madrid’s second whopping bid for Kylain Mbappe, say “our position is clear”

There are reports that Partis Saint-Germain have rejected Real Madrid’s second bid of £154million (180m euros) for Ligue 1 giant’s forward forward Kylian Mbappe

The improved offer, confirmed by the Spanish club to the Daily Mail, is of 170m euros plus 10m euros in add-ons,
but the French club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi rejected it saying: “Our position is clear. We will not change it or repeat it.”

Lionel Messi is due to make his PSG debut this weekend and the feeling in the French capital is that it is in the interest of the Qatari-owned club to draw a line under Madrid’s pursuit of Mbappe so as not to overshadow Messi’s first match.

Al-Khelaifi’s response was an attempt to do that but Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno, speaking at the Champions League draw, said the Spanish club was ‘calm and patient’ over its push to sign the 22-year-old forward.

Madrid want Mbappe to make his debut on September 11 when Real Madrid return to the Santiago Bernabeu in front of a reduced 40,000 capacity.

PSG had reacted angrily to Madrid’s first bid on Tuesday of 160m euros. Sporting Director Leonard accused the 12 times European Cup holders of “illegal and disrespectful behaviour”.