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Mbappé 'refuses to talk' to Al-Hilal over 300 mln euro move

Kylian Mbappé 'refuses to talk' to Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal over 300 million euro move
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Kylian Mbappé, whose contract with Paris Saint-Germain finishes in 2024, has reportedly refused to Al-Hilal bosses despite a delegation affiliated with the club arriving in Paris.
Mbappé is highly sought-after given that his contract with PSG ends next year [Getty]

Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé has refused to meet officials from Al-Hilal, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the Saudis' ambitious hopes of completing a world record 300-million-euro ($333 million) swoop.

The French star has refused "any discussion with the representatives of the Al-Hilal club, present in Paris this Wednesday," reported L'Equipe sports daily.

According to the report, a delegation from the Saudi club came to Paris to finalise the transfer of Brazilian Malcom from Zenit Saint Petersburg.

They also wanted to present their project to Mbappé while in the French capital.

"This approach will not succeed," added L'Equipe because the entourage of the 24-year-old player "refused any discussions with the representatives of the Saudi club".

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"The captain of Les Bleus has never considered this option," the report added.

Riyadh-based Al-Hilal had been given permission to open talks with Mbappé despite him never having expressed an interest in moving to the fast-growing Saudi league.

Mbappé has one year left on his contract with PSG, who want him to leave now rather than for nothing next summer.

But Mbappé is refusing to sign a new contract and the French champions believe he has already struck a deal to move to Real Madrid next year.