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The summer transfer window has witnessed its fair share of surprises and speculations, but perhaps no player’s situation was as perplexing as that of the French sensation Kylian Mbappe. Throughout the transfer window, the relationship between Mbappe and his current club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), has been shrouded in uncertainty, with the player refusing to extend his contract and the team removing his name from the first team’s list. As the window drew to a close, it seemed that Real Madrid could be the frontrunner to secure his services, but that now seems a distant possibility.

The tension between Mbappe and PSG has been building for quite some time. Despite being one of the brightest talents in world soccer, the Frenchman has yet to commit his long-term future to the Parisian club. With his contract set to expire at the end of the upcoming season, PSG faced the daunting prospect of losing their prized asset for nothing. To secure a significant transfer fee, the club slapped a staggering price tag on him. But now the club coach, Carlo Ancelotti, delivered a postage stamp statement on the potential transfer. 

Real Madrid has closed their doors for Kylian Mbappe!

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The hopes and dreams of Madridistas came crashing down when Carlo Ancelotti, the head coach of Real Madrid, unequivocally stated that the club has no plans to make any further signings. Ancelotti’s announcement came in the wake of a convincing 3-1 victory against Almeria. In his statement, Ancelotti declared, “We will not sign any other player, it’s 100% over”. The Italian coach further added, “Our squad has been closed and so it’s finished”.

 

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Real Madrid appeared to be the most likely destination for the young superstar. Following the departure of veteran striker Karim Benzema, the Spanish giants yearned for a prolific goalscorer to lead their line. Mbappe’s refusal to extend his contract, coupled with Madrid’s long-standing interest in the player, seemingly presented the perfect opportunity for the Frenchman to don the iconic white jersey.

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The news undoubtedly comes as a shock to football fans around the world, who were eagerly awaiting a potential blockbuster move for Mbappe. As for Ancelotti, he is perhaps showing confidence in their existing squad, including star players like Vinicius Junior. Also, recent signings like Jude Bellingham, who impressed with two goals against Almeria. Another factor that may have prompted this decision is the high price tag attached to Mbappe’s transfer.

PSG wants big numbers in exchange for their star player

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Reports indicate that Real Madrid made an offer of approximately $130 million, a few days ago. Nonetheless, PSG is reluctant to part ways with him for such a paltry sum. Just hours ago, the French club made a significant decision and put a price tag of $270 million for any soccer team wishing to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer for his services.

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This decision follows closely on the heels of an astonishing $330 million offer from Saudi side Al-Hilal. The exorbitant price tag could explain why the Spanish Giants decided to refrain from signing Mbappe and potentially await his availability as a free agent next season.

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