Paris Saint Germain have reportedly opened talks with their star man Kylian Mbappe, in hope of tying the superstar down to a new deal in the French capital.
PSG sporting director Leonardo has made Mbappe his main priority above all else, as report French publication L’Equipe.
Mbappe has led the forward line for PSG over the last 12 months during the prolonged absence of fellow superstar Neymar.
The Brazilian agitated heavily for a move back to Spanish football over the summer, but failed to seal a dream return to Barcelona.
Neymar is widely expected to leave at the end of the season, making Mbappe the undisputed top man at the Parc Des Princes.
Any potential new deal signed by Mbappe is poised to make him one of the best payed footballers of all time.
Mbappe reportedly earns €20.7m per year before tax on his current deal in Paris, but still sits behind Neymar in the salary stakes. According to Le Parisien PSG will offer Mbappe a new contract on ‘Neymar levels’ with an annual net salary of €40m.
The World Cup winner continues to be linked with Real Madrid, to play under fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane. The statements out of Madrid about Zidane have prompted Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo to confess he was ‘annoyed’ by Zidane’s attitude on Mbappe.
“Truthfully, I am annoyed by it,” Leonardo responded, as cited by Marca.
“Firstly, Kylian is a player who is under contract with us for two and a half years more so if you are peaking about dreams and what he wants, I think it is time to stop that for a bit.
“Kylian is very important player for us because he is the best young player in France, he is a world champion and one of the best players in the world.
“This is not the time to critique him or try to destabilise him – this is something that has to stop, everyone wants him but nobody can get him.”