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Report: Mbappe tells PSG he's leaving at end of season

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The Kylian Mbappe era at Paris Saint-Germain is set to end in the coming months.

The French superstar communicated to PSG officials that he plans to leave this summer after his contract expires, according to The Athletic's David Ornstein.

An official announcement is expected in the next few months after details pertaining to his departure are finalized, Ornstein adds.

The reported decision follows months of speculation about his future and persistent reports indicating that he preferred to leave the French capital after almost seven years with PSG.

Real Madrid have been heavily linked with Mbappe for a number of years and are regarded as the heavy favorites to sign him if he leaves.

But, according to a report earlier this week from The Athletic's Mario Cortegana, his next team is yet to be decided after members of his entourage were discouraged by Madrid's offer for the 25-year-old.

Real Madrid's current proposal is lower than what they offered when the two sides were in talks over a deal in 2022, according to Cortegana. Mbappe was reportedly offered a salary of €26 million per year at that time, along with an enormous €130-million signing bonus.

Though not as hefty, Madrid's new offer would still make the Frenchman the highest-paid player in the squad.

Saudi club Al-Hilal approached PSG last summer with an offer worth €300 million, but Mbappe ultimately decided to stay and play out the remainder of his contract.

Mbappe, who finished third in voting for the 2023 Ballon d'Or award, boasts 31 goals in 30 games this season.

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