Real Madrid is optimistic that next summer Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe will sign a €180m (£161m) contract, providing that in Paris the Frenchman does not sign a new deal.

Since arriving from Monaco, the 21-year-old has scored 97 times and posted 58 assists in 132 appearances for PSG, including seven goals and seven assists in eight outings this term.

It is suspected that Madrid considers Mbappe to be a vital part of its reconstruction, though Liverpool has also been closely linked to France internationally in recent months.

The new contract with Thomas Tuchel’s side of the World Cup will expire in June 2022, and Madrid is optimistic about signing him next summer in a € 180m (£ 161m) deal, according to AS.

However, the report notes that a move is likely to depend on whether PSG will be able to tie the forward to a new contract.

Allegedly, Mbappe has already turned down three Les Parisiens offers to extend his contract.

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