Due to the unusual circumstances surrounding Mbappe’s acquisition, it is expected to be one of the most significant moves in the history of modern football, and all this without any substantial payment.
Considering this context, it is not unexpected that several prominent English clubs are already being associated with a potential transfer for the player.
Arsenal and Chelsea are currently in pursuit of a new striker this year due to their goal-scoring difficulties, which hindered their ability to realize their maximum potential in the first half of the 2023/24 season.
Both parties have been strongly associated with potential transfers for Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen throughout this month. However, the possibility of completing these transfers during the middle of the season appears to be becoming less likely.
Mbappe will not relocate until the summer, as he is contractually free to depart from PSG at the conclusion of his agreement. However, preparations can be made at present and a preliminary contract can be established.
Nevertheless, the recipient of the World Cup golden boot award on two occasions is not becoming overly confident.
“I have not yet reached a conclusion regarding my future.” “I abstained from making a decision,” he stated in response to inquiries regarding his future.
“My situation is not discussed within the club, it is not a subject of conversation.” The aforementioned statement echoes the sentiments expressed by head coach Luis Enrique earlier in the week.
The ex-Spain manager stated: “I will persist in carrying out the same actions I have undertaken thus far with Kylian.” Enrique initially excluded Mbappe from his team for the pre-season trip of Japan due to a sequence of dramatic incidents.
Mbappe first notified PSG of his decision not to activate a one-year extension in his contract, which would have bound him to the club until 2025. Consequently, the club endeavored to sell him during the summer to prevent the risk of losing him without receiving any transfer fee.