Ancelotti Rules Out Mbappé Signing

Carlo Ancelotti


Real Madrid Manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has ruled out signing striker, Kylian Mbappe, from Paris St-Germain this summer.

The 24-year-old has so far refused to sign a contract extension with PSG, prompting speculation he could join the La Liga side.

It is believed PSG were open to selling the France captain rather than running the risk of losing him for free when his deal expires next year.

When asked about a deal for Mbappé, Ancelotti said “No, I rule it out 100%.”

He added, “I think our squad is closed and our players are thinking about our season.”

Mbappé spent a spell training away from the PSG first team this month amid his contract stand-off, but he has since returned following what the club described as “very constructive and positive talks.”

He was left out of the club’s opening game of the season against Lorient but scored a penalty after coming on as a substitute in PSG’s 1-1 draw with Toulouse last week.

In July, PSG gave Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal permission to talk to Mbappé after making a world-record £259m bid.

PSG Chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has been adamant he would not let the striker leave for nothing, and it is thought some kind of agreement is likely that will see Mbappé sign a one-year extension to his present deal as originally envisaged.

Mbappé joined PSG in 2017, initially on loan from Monaco before a 180m euro (£165.7m) transfer, and has scored a club record 213 goals in 261 games.