Kylian Mbappe has reportedly rejected a mammoth, record-breaking contract from Paris Saint-Germain that would have seen him become the highest-paid player in the world.

The World Cup winner was desperate to leave PSG for Real Madrid in the transfer window but a move never materialised.

Real made a third and final €200m (£171.7m) offer on deadline day but PSG wanted to keep the 22-year-old in the French capital and so did not even respond to the bid.


Los Blancos had seen offers of €160 million and €170 million turned down earlier in the week, with PSG still wanting to keep Mbappe.

According to Le Parisien, the Ligue One giants offered Mbappe a new and improved two-year deal that would have broken the wage structure in world football.

It was for a whopping €45 million-a-year (£38 million) after tax and dwarfs the sums PSG are paying to Neymar and Lionel Messi, who make up the absurdly gifted front three for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

He would have been earning a ridiculous €865,384-per-week – or – if you break it down even further, €123,626 per day and €5,151 per hour.

Incredibly, Mbappe is believed to have turned down the eye-watering offer as he still sees his future elsewhere.

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His current contract at the Parc des Princes expires this summer and as a result of the failed transfer to Real, he is now able to speak to other clubs and sign a pre-contract from January onwards.

Speaking to RMC Sport on Mbappe’s situation last week, PSG sporting director Leonardo said: “Kylian Mbappé wants to leave, that seems clear. If Real Madrid are making an offer, that seems clear.

“Me I am giving a position, that, I think, is clear for everyone. We cannot, the week before the end of the window, change our plans. If he wants to leave, we will not hold him back, but on our terms.

“We are not preparing anything on the market at the moment. He has another year on his contract, we want to extend him. “We have never thought about a Plan B. We have created a very positive atmosphere. We are not going to let anyone change that.”

Despite all the speculation, Mbappe has still been producing on the pitch and notched a brace in PSG’s 2-0 win over Reims on Sunday evening.

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